Diversity at Startups; Blackflix; Not a "pipeline problem"; TED Diversity
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Issue #13 // March 1, 2016
Why Tech Degrees Are Not Putting More Blacks and Hispanics Into Tech Jobs
The New York Times makes a strong case for why culture and recruiting at technology companies often leads to fewer people of color enter the field. Companies tend to fault the lack of diversity in the pipeline for their own non-diversity, but the numbers don’t add up.
NYTimes

Diversity at Startups: Diversity and Inclusion… Why does it matter early on?
Seed stage venture capital firm Homebrew shares their living document on why the most successful companies think about diversity from very early on. They cover many aspects of hiring and retaining a diverse team. Some interesting topics: setting salary bands ahead of negotiation to ensure more equitable compensation, preparing candidates well for their interviews, and providing unbiased feedback.
Homebrew Venture via Quip

Blackflix: How Netflix's algorithm exposes technology's ​racial bias.​
Suggestion algorithms, like those developed by Netflix, are increasingly used to curate and promote customized content. However, those algorithms are often overly general and imperfect. This article is a nuanced and thought-provoking read for anyone interested in the formulas that control what we watch.
Marie Claire

TED Fellows Teach Silicon Valley a Lesson In Diversity
TED is a tech conference based in Vancouver, BC, Canada that aims to spread the best ideas humanity has to offer. Wired takes a look at a few talks that celebrate the diversity of TED speakers.
Wired

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