What a year! Women In Tech is being reprinted AND coming out in paperback after selling out!
What a year! There's a lot, and the first item below is the only thing I need your help with.
Nominate a college to receive a signed book
Before I... Read more
Books are all shipped!
With a huge, huge thank you to Moz in Seattle and their extraordinary CEO, Sarah Bird, all the Women In Tech books have been shipped!
I've found a couple of... Read more
Shipping update! ePubs tomorrow and books getting packed; arriving this week and next
Greetings all! A quick update: physical book copies will be packed this week and next, and will start arriving soon.
It's been a bit of a challenge getting the logistics... Read more
Backer Surveys going out today, Town Hall launch party amazing update, meeting authors in person!
I'm sending out the surveys today! I can only do this once, so please do answer the email question so I can contact you with any logistics. I'll do this... Read more
The book is launching March 29th, and you're invited to the Seattle party!
It's finally here! March 29th at Town Hall in Seattle will be the launch party for the book! I, Kamilah, Kristin, and Angie will all be there, doing a panel... Read more
The book is done! And Esther Dyson wrote the foreword!
I'm totally stunned right now. From the beginning of this project, I don't think I'd ever really thought that the book would get all the way finished. So many dominoes... Read more
The narrative matters. Get yours out there!
Some amazing updates from Booklandia!
First of all, the Stories From Women In Tech Medium channel now has over two THOUSAND followers reading the stories there. People are very hungry... Read more
Copy edits done. Merciful Zeus.
My eyes are LITERALLY bleeding, and by that I mean they are FIGURATIVELY bleeding.
That's over 12,000 individual copy edits to the full manuscript that I individually approved or rejected... Read more
Mike Selinker to contribute to Women In Tech book!
Hell yeah. Continuing in the tradition that we're all creating of making this project a labor of love to women in tech from the entire nerd community, we just picked... Read more
Defcon Official Cryptographer Ryan "1o57" Clarke contributing a puzzle to Women In Tech book!
There's a huge variety and amazing diversity among the people who have supported this book. Programmers, designers, community leaders, hackers, and educators of all kinds, as well as lots and... Read more
Miah and I are working now & I learned about GLAAD Media Guide
Miah and I are in a video call right now as we add a couple of last things to her essay, and I noted that I saw her capitalizing "Transgender".... Read more
Every word processing application ever is bad. So bad.
One of the more interesting things that happens as one goes through fulfilling the rewards to a crowdfunding campaign is learning things that you never wanted to know. [for my... Read more
Guest update from OUR NEW PUBLISHER OMG
I am so overwhelmed right now, and I'm sharing it with you all first.
For the last few weeks I've been working with the amazing and awesome Hannah Elnan, Acquisitions... Read more
You might tear up a bit when you read the latest Stories From Women In Tech
Kaya Thomas's Story is a must-read.
This week's Story is just wonderful. Kaya shares her journey being a mentor at Black Girls Code and developing even in the face of... Read more
"Stories From Women In Tech" launches tomorrow! Meet our co-editor, Kyle Alspach!
I'm excited to announce that our "Stories From Women In Tech" Medium Publication is launching tomorrow! I've mentioned a few times that we had an overwhelming response from hundreds of... Read more
Getting these chapters done and making friends!
Kristin Toth Smith and I spent some quality time at the coffee shop on Saturday working on our respective chapters together, and had a great conversation! One of... Read more
I am taking this week to get the first draft of the book all the way assembled. It's a Frankenbook. It's stitched together in weird places, and the... Read more
Tell your Women In Tech story in our new Medium channel!
We had so many amazing stories during the Kickstarter, and it killed me to hear so many awesome stories that I couldn't fit in the book!
I just... Read more
FIRST REWARD DELIVERED! Preorder the book-tell your friends!
As I promised, your first reward, due March 2015, is here: every single backer has their name up on the project website!
If you'd like your name... Read more
Aaaaaand we're off!
We've started writing! Last night I sent off the essay format information to my spectacular and wonderful co-authors. We're all getting started now on telling our stories, working... Read more
THANK YOU ALL!! WE DID IT WITH YOUR HELP!!
This is such an honor. We're so amazed and happy right now.
If you want to see us celebrate the last hour of the Kickstarter, check out the live broadcast... Read more
Just 90 minutes left! Erin has a conflict.
Just 90 minutes left to contribute! We’re trying hard to get to 33k so we can provide the Spanish translation for Women In Tech!
If you believe in us, please... Read more
Chat with all the authors live at 3pm-4PM Pacific today! Countdown to end at 4PM!!
We are just 1,295 away from a Spanish language version and only 4 hours to go!!
Today at 3PM Pacific today, join all the authors live for an hour long... Read more
WE'RE FUNDED!!! But it's not over yet! Help us provide a Spanish translation next!!
Thank you so very much. You're amazing and wonderful! You've all been awesome, and we feel so welcome and supported in this project! I can't believe it--we're FUNDED WOOOOOO
[The... Read more
New Author! Please welcome GigaOM Cyber Security Industry Analyst Keren Elazari aboard!
This is so awesome. Keren Elazari, hacker, TED speaker, and eminent Israeli security researcher, will be joining us to write The Hacker chapter! Keren's a serious badass, and we're thrilled... Read more
OMG WE ARE THE KICKSTARTER PROJECT OF THE DAY
MY CAPSLOCK KEY IS PERMANENTLY STUCK ON AWESOME.
Go to the front page of Kickstarter. Yeah, the FRONT PAGE. I didn't understand last night what was happening. Sometime late last... Read more
75% FUNDED!! New reward options for organizations that want to partner with us!!
We are absolutely rocking and rolling. We've passed 75% funding today thanks to you all and your amazing support!
We wanted to wait until later in the Kickstarter... Read more
Amazing new woman added to the project; meet Miah Johnson, the Sysadmin!
We're so excited to add Miah Johnson to the project! Miah is a senior operations and systems engineer with decades of experience as a *Nix sysadmin at OpsCode, Chef, Salesforce,... Read more
Want to see some of the chapter titles??
I'm totally focused on making this Kickstarter a success, so I haven't had a chance to go back into my notes and outlines for the book until today. It was... Read more
In 15 minutes, chat with all of us in a Reddit AmA!
We'll all be in a Reddit AmA shortly. You can Ask Us Anything there, and we'll answer questions about what we're doing, who we are, and why we love tech!... Read more
Totally unexpected: Women all over the world starting to share their stories!
Um. I didn't realize what would happen when I put a call out for women interested in telling their stories in our book.
I've been contacted by dozens, maybe a... Read more
Just passed 200 backers! Growing media and publisher interest!
Holy COW. Like, the cow has actual holes in it.
You're all amazing and I'm so grateful to be part of this. So many more conversations are coming your way,... Read more
New Author! Please welcome Jamaican iOS developer Kamilah Taylor aboard!
Good morning! As our awesome and wonderful backers, you get to hear this first!
I get to bring you great news this morning! Kamilah Taylor is from Jamaica, and has... Read more
I...we...everyone...is stunned. Thank you; we never dreamed this would happen!
I am so profoundly grateful. WE are so profoundly grateful. I don't think "thank you" does today justice.
I've been moved to tears several times today, at the profound generosity... Read more