11
Sep
2016
13:00 PM

Meeting Your Heroes

Emily Gorcenski

If you’re a marginalized person in technology, you’re probably familiar with tech diversity and inclusion work, and chances are you’ve found yourself following many of the well-known personalities in this space. And you might even find yourself inspired by this and wanting to break into this world t…

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10
Jul
2016
0:00 AM

Summer 2016 Update

Emily Gorcenski

Just a quick update for summer activities, since I have a bit of a full schedule coming up.

Later this month, I’ll be in Seattle giving a talk at Open Source & Feelings titled “The Ethics and Responsibilities of Open Source in the Internet of Things.” By way of case study and historical analysis of…

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07
Jun
2016
18:30 PM

A Chaotic, Chaotic Butterfly, Part 1

Emily Gorcenski

Every once in a while, I like to revisit some of the computational mathematics problems that I’ve done in my past. Part of this is for nostalgia, and part of this is because I like to periodically revisit whether the tech advances in the past few years can add new dimensions to solutions of interest…

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16
May
2016
21:38 PM

No Partial Credit

Emily Gorcenski

Content warning: I’ll be discussing online harassment as well as real-world terrorism.

Although my degree is in mathematics, for most of my undergraduate career I studied aeronautical and mechanical engineering. Growing up, I wanted to be a fighter pilot. I studied identification charts of various a…

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11
May
2016
21:00 PM

When Open Science Isn't: The OkCupid Data Breach

Emily Gorcenski

Content Warning: Actual Nazis. Disclosure: I have an NIH Certification in Human Subjects research, and I regularly attend non-affiliated events that the Center for Open Science graciously hosts, including the monthly Charlottesville Women in Tech meetup. Some slight edits have been made to fix typos

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21
Apr
2016
23:47 PM

Quality in the Consumer IoT

Emily Gorcenski

This is a companion post for my talk of the same title given on April 22, 2016 at IoT Fuse in Minneapolis, MN. Content warning: this post discusses some issues with illness and death, including mental illness; sexual assault; and contains an image of raw meat.


The Internet of Things represents a mas…

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31
Mar
2016
0:00 AM

It Needs to be Seen

Emily Gorcenski

This post is for Trans Day of Visibility.

Content Warning: This post contains graphic personal descriptions of sexual and physical assault. Professional colleagues, recruiters, family members, and those who might be uncomfortable with those topics are asked to find other resources for learning/suppo…

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15
Mar
2016
22:00 PM

Commodities, Culture, and Code

Emily Gorcenski

There is a general belief that social impact consideration, project/time management, documentation strategies, analysis of ethics, and so forth are non-technical skills. These so-called “soft” skills are not necessarily reviled, per se, but they are often viewed as second-class competencies in compa…

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29
Feb
2016
21:30 PM

A Remarkable Tiny Proof

Emily Gorcenski

There is a proof that I love, one that is very succinct and easy to understand to someone with only middle-school knowledge of mathematics. But it’s remarkable in that inside of it lies a deep-seated idea, one that I find very difficult to wrap my head around sometimes. Let’s have some fun and walk…

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