My first week here I went to like an improv show and an art gallery all run by Indy Hallers. It felt like these people were actually living a life instead of some weird Instagram dream. I love both places, I don’t mean to denigrate either, it’s just very different. I think Indy Hall …
We also learned that some people find more value in the community, and others are just looking for quality content and resources to stay at the cutting edge of the industry. Always a good reminder that your members might be there for a range of different reasons, both emotional and transactional.
We might make people laugh, smile. Feel a sense of belonging. Gasp in awe. Sigh in relief. Discover something new. Feel in control for once. Get motivated. Finally understand something. Or they might not notice something they could have, in a negative way — because we removed a hurdle and designed a better experience.
…“Greed Over Humanity,” a culture that has become too familiar and overlooked in the tech community. It’s individual moments and conversations like these, brief moments of thoughtlessness and missed opportunities for connection, that collectively perpetuate the problems of diversity in tech. Indeed, we should be slow to downplay the severity of even the briefest interaction we may have with other people.