Analyzing ‘Resetting Tech Culture’ by Accenture and Girls Who Code

This article analyzes the Resetting Tech Culture report from Accenture and Girls Who Code in four parts: 6 Selected Results 8 Selected Criticisms What it Doesn’t Say Related Notes Here is the Girls Who Code press release from 2020. Here is the Accenture landing page for the report, and here is the actual report! 6 … Read more

The State of Diversity in US Tech

The US leads the world in gender diversity among professional software engineers. Source, Stack Overflow developer surveys 2011-2021, with emphasis on the most recent year of data. While software development is not particularly diverse, it is not among the least diverse industries and adjacent job families in the broader tech ecosystem are among the most … Read more

Explanations from Rapid Change in Science

In the video below, beginning at the 4-minute mark, Bret and Heather bring up the story of Dry Falls. This is an interesting story that demonstrates the way explanations from rapid change are viewed in the academy and in science. The story of Dry Falls bodes well for Bret and Heather in the context of … Read more

The Progressive-Conservative Hermeneutic

This article describes a hermeneutic, or a rule for scriptural interpretation, then gives a few examples of other interpretations that already use this approach and adds a new one. The progressive-conservative hermeneutic is an application of conservative logic to accepted scripture that results in a new understanding of scripture, where a new understanding of scripture … Read more

The Goldilocks Diversity of Christianity

There is a meme going about which seems to attack Christianity’s credibility on the grounds of hyperdiversity: First of all, I think diversity within Christianity should be considered a strength. Ironically, secularists tend to be politically liberal, and diversity is considered a liberal value. So why would they level this as an attack? It’s hypocritical. … Read more

Google’s Disconcerting Project Aristotle

NYT released an article reporting Google’s findings from an internal research project called Project Aristotle. It found that technical skill doesn’t matter that much in team building. They found the key factor was psychological safety. This article discusses some reasons I find it hard to trust Google’s results. Four key issues are front and center: … Read more

Vandivier Organizational Axiom

“Larger organizations have simpler goals while smaller organizations have more diverse goals.” Or, more rigorously: “Ceteris paribus, an organization with one less goal will never have a lesser number of potential members, where a potential member is defined as someone who has an interest in common with the organization, unless the organization only has one … Read more