That Could Have Been More Helpful - Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Chicago, May 2017

That Could Have Been More Helpful - Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Chicago, May 2017

A look at some good ideas and bad ideas in tech activism.

TL;DR: If you're trying to help a particular community you are not part of, reach out to existing organizations in that community, who can help you figure out what landmines you're about to step on without even knowing it.

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Ellen Shapiro

May 13, 2017
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  1. THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MORE HELPFUL GOOD AND BAD IDEAS

    IN OPEN SOURCE ACTIVISM ELLEN SHAPIRO I LESBIANS WHO TECH + ALLIES, CHICAGO | MAY 2017 @DESIGNATEDNERD | SPOTHERO.COM | JUSTHUM.COM
  2. IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER GOOD IDEA BAD IDEA

  3. IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER BAD IDEA GOOD IDEA

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  5. THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS

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  8. HEY, LET'S HELP A COMMUNITY

  9. HEY, LET'S HELP A COMMUNITY BY STEALING THEIR IDEA!

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  15. PARTNERING WITH ORGANIZATIONS WHO KNOW THE SPACE

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  18. COMBINING EXISTING APIS TO EMPOWER ACTION

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  21. > Tech CAN provide huge amounts of help > You

    need the guidance of the community to make sure you're doing the most good
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  23. COOL STUFF > http://www.refugerestrooms.org/ > https://chihacknight.org/ > https://5calls.org/ > https://data.cityofchicago.org/

  24. SOURCES > https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/ yelp-gender-neutral-bathrooms.html?_r=0 > https://twitter.com/donutfemme/status/ 837768817455464448 > https://twitter.com/BarbFunes/status/ 837758698432966657

    > https://twitter.com/twidx/status/ 837780732932046849