Episode 021: Social Justice Warrioring and Codes of Conduct with Phil Sturgeon

February 23rd, 2017 · 1 hr 5 mins

About this Episode

00:28 – Welcome to Greater Than Code: The SJW Takeover

00:53 – Origin Story, Superpowers, and Bike Messengering

Build APIs You Won’t Hate


07:59 – Long-form Blogging (aka Rants)

08:50 – Codes of Conduct: Adoption, Enforcing, Conspiracy Theories

The Contributor Covenant

17:40 – What it means to be a “Social Justice Warrior”, Tolerance, and “Being Nice”

Tolerance is not a moral precept

Coraline Ada Ehmke: On Opalgate

27:46 – False Reports vs Genuine Issues; Dogmatic Logic vs Empathy

Susan J. Fowler: Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber

Phil Sturgeon: Talking About Diversity: Marginalization

39:40 – Transitioning From a Men’s Rights Activist and Being a Good Ally

I Was a Men’s Rights Activist: One man’s journey from misogyny to feminism

Sarah Sharp Tweetstorm

47:56 – PHP vs Ruby

Aurynn Shaw: Contempt Culture

Greater Than Code Episode 002: Avdi Grimm


Jessica: Turning confusion into something that assuages everyone else’s. Also, failing upwards: When something doesn’t work out, something better will.

Sam: In tech we have tools for doing root cause analysis, and we’re really used to using those to figure out technical issues, but those very same tools can work for social issues as well. Try The 5 Whys on something that isn’t technical.

Coraline: Thinking about how to get past people’s visceral reactions against social justice issues and think about how to create better allies.

Phil: Start bookmarking things that are helpful.

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