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Erica Joy has been at 7 events

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Big Android BBQ7,781The Big Android BBQ is the world's preeminent mobile technology conference for Android developers, hackers and enthusiasts. This year, the Big Android BBQ will return to the well-liked Hurst Convention Center in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas.Big Android BBQ 20132013-10-10 15:00:00299  
Trey Ratcliff8,449,197*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/Starting Location:*  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls  *Route Map:* http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9  *Ending Location:*  Union Square on the Geary Street Side *Hashtag:*   #GlassPhotoWalk   *How to Win Google Glass:*  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for @118191303233704861327 to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number!  Join @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you! *The Plan*: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan: - _Focus on PhotoWalkers:_  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative! - _Photo Lessons_ - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera. - _Need Photo Advice_ - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help! - _Sharing_ - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001374  
Trey Ratcliff8,449,197Join us!  I'll be announcing a new big event in Japan at the end of the week at the Google HQ in Tokyo!  Also, we'll be catching up with +Thomas Hawk  +Cali Lewis +Clayton Morris +Gino Barasa and +Erica Joy  on the latest photography news... full-rez photos on Google+...  Comment-ranking changes on Facebook... backing up on the road and more! :) If you have live questions, come to http://www.StuckInCustoms.com and see the embedded player! :)Show #73: Photography Hangout with Thomas Hawk from ThomasHawk.com, Clayton Morris from Fox, Gino Barassa from Mars (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-09 04:00:00245  
Ingress3,891,792Join operatives from Niantic Labs and meet other local Agents on the Resistance and Enlightened. For the un-activated, Ingress is the Android-based alternate reality "game" hailed by Mashable as one of the "5 Best Android apps of 2012." Activation codes will be available on-site. RSVP on this Google+ event. Everyone 21+ is welcome.Ingress Mixer at GDC 20132013-03-27 17:30:00274  
Andrew Bell5,046http://shop.deadzebra.com/android-mini-special-edition-frankie-frost/ Note most of these are actually shipping out on Monday, but you'll get a shipping notice earlier as we pack your order and generate labels. Sorry for the teases!Frankie Frost Android Mini Collectible release2012-12-06 17:00:00215  
Thomas Hawk7,790,176The one and only @111863388502434056486 Guru @103519655975029093996 is coming to town and we are going to celebrate in style.  Join us on Thursday, October 11th for a special dinner / photowalk.   We are going to start the evening off at 5:30pm at Henry Hunan's on Sansome Street in San Francisco (note there are several Henry Hunan's, this is the one on Sansome in North Beach).  We'll enjoy some of San Francisco's best chinese food and then head up to go shoot the tallest building in SF, the Transamerica Building at sunset/dusk.  We'll shoot the building from the Montgomery Street overlook -- one of the best locations to shoot This iconic William Pereira spire from.   Afterwards we'll float around North Beach shooting more of the historic architecture and night life before ending up the night at Specs' Twelve Adler Museum for a few later evening adult beverages.   Specs' is a throwback to old school San Francisco that the SF Weekly describes as "one of the few bars left where you can ask for a martini and get a cold glass of gin and a little vermouth without having to answer a bunch of damn fool questions." Rumor has it the smoothest dude alive @101651096660571767183 will also be joining us from NYC and @105873814765821560444 will be up from Los Angeles.   What a great night for photography this will be.  Come on out for a great G+ Photography evening!A San Francisco Dinner/Photowalk with Gordon Laing2012-10-11 17:30:00131  
Vic Gundotra6,957,321Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002648  

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Most comments: 57

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2014-11-04 16:16:48 (57 comments, 60 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

"The prevailing narrative surrounding minorities in tech relates to how beneficial employing minorities can be for a company and/or how detrimental the lack of diverse perspectives can be. I’ve searched for, and have been disappointed to find that no studies have been done on the psychological effects of being a minority in a mostly homogeneous workplace for an extended period of time. Here I’ll try to highlight how it has affected me, as I grew from a young black lady to a black woman in the predominantly white male tech industry."

This is my truth.

(Huge thanks to +Russell Holly, +Louis Gray, and +Ryan O'Donnell for proofreading.)

Most reshares: 60

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2014-11-04 16:16:48 (57 comments, 60 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

"The prevailing narrative surrounding minorities in tech relates to how beneficial employing minorities can be for a company and/or how detrimental the lack of diverse perspectives can be. I’ve searched for, and have been disappointed to find that no studies have been done on the psychological effects of being a minority in a mostly homogeneous workplace for an extended period of time. Here I’ll try to highlight how it has affected me, as I grew from a young black lady to a black woman in the predominantly white male tech industry."

This is my truth.

(Huge thanks to +Russell Holly, +Louis Gray, and +Ryan O'Donnell for proofreading.)

Most plusones: 241

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2015-06-18 17:02:24 (0 comments, 53 reshares, 241 +1s)Open 

Dear +Larry Page,

The Confederate Flag is a painful reminder to many black people that there are those in the South who still very much wish the Confederate Army would have won the Civil War. They defend the actions of the Confederacy. They believe the Confederacy was in the right. If pressed, they'll say that no no, they don't wish slavery would have continued, that they believe in States Rights and Southern History, but they never finish those sentences. They never say that the states of the Confederacy were fighting for their right to continue with slavery in the face of the US Government outlawing the practice. They never say that the Southern history they so romanticize was built on the backs of black slaves. That flag flies every day in South Carolina as a symbol of those values, reminding black people in South Carolina of where their feelings stand in the hearts of their neighbors... more »

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2015-07-19 23:50:38 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Honestly I'm just here so I won't get fined.

Honestly I'm just here so I won't get fined.___

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2015-07-07 03:58:41 (6 comments, 39 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Privilege visualized.

Champion this activity amongst your peers: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/content/privilege-walk-activity and/or http://www.buzzfeed.com/dayshavedewi/what-is-privilege

Privilege visualized.

Champion this activity amongst your peers: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/content/privilege-walk-activity and/or http://www.buzzfeed.com/dayshavedewi/what-is-privilege___

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2015-06-26 22:38:39 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

🌈💜💙💚💛💗Love is love.💗💛💚💙💜🌈

#lovewins  

🌈💜💙💚💛💗Love is love.💗💛💚💙💜🌈

#lovewins  ___

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2015-06-19 07:31:05 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-18 17:02:24 (0 comments, 53 reshares, 241 +1s)Open 

Dear +Larry Page,

The Confederate Flag is a painful reminder to many black people that there are those in the South who still very much wish the Confederate Army would have won the Civil War. They defend the actions of the Confederacy. They believe the Confederacy was in the right. If pressed, they'll say that no no, they don't wish slavery would have continued, that they believe in States Rights and Southern History, but they never finish those sentences. They never say that the states of the Confederacy were fighting for their right to continue with slavery in the face of the US Government outlawing the practice. They never say that the Southern history they so romanticize was built on the backs of black slaves. That flag flies every day in South Carolina as a symbol of those values, reminding black people in South Carolina of where their feelings stand in the hearts of their neighbors... more »

Dear +Larry Page,

The Confederate Flag is a painful reminder to many black people that there are those in the South who still very much wish the Confederate Army would have won the Civil War. They defend the actions of the Confederacy. They believe the Confederacy was in the right. If pressed, they'll say that no no, they don't wish slavery would have continued, that they believe in States Rights and Southern History, but they never finish those sentences. They never say that the states of the Confederacy were fighting for their right to continue with slavery in the face of the US Government outlawing the practice. They never say that the Southern history they so romanticize was built on the backs of black slaves. That flag flies every day in South Carolina as a symbol of those values, reminding black people in South Carolina of where their feelings stand in the hearts of their neighbors and leaders. That the pain of slavery and being reminded of it daily takes a back seat to "Southern Pride."

In October 2014, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley stated the following: "I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag." (via http://www.vox.com/2015/6/18/8803661/charleston-sc-shooting-confederate-flag-statehouse)

Google has a data center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Please be the first to CEO to step up and say something. Tell Gov. Haley that the continued presence of the Confederate flag stands in the way of Google's continued presence in South Carolina. This is where you can not just talk about, but BE about diversity. Demonstrate that inclusion, that the feelings and history of black people in this country, in your company, are important to you. Please take this opportunity to lead, not only by word but also by deed.

Thanks,
Erica
Xoogler (2006-2015)___

2015-06-05 02:03:19 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I made xooglers.slack.com. If you're an xoogler who'd like an invite, find some way to get me your email address (here, twitter, fb). If I don't know you a) I'm sorry and b) I'll figure out some way to do verification.

#postonALLthesocials   #alsohihowareyou  

I made xooglers.slack.com. If you're an xoogler who'd like an invite, find some way to get me your email address (here, twitter, fb). If I don't know you a) I'm sorry and b) I'll figure out some way to do verification.

#postonALLthesocials   #alsohihowareyou  ___

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2015-05-12 02:09:03 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

I wrote some words about choosing happiness and stuff.

I wrote some words about choosing happiness and stuff.___

2015-05-09 01:20:24 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Hey so a thing happened that I forgot to put here.

My last day at Google was May 1.

I start at my new job on May 18. I'll share more about that after I start and stuff. I'm pretty excited about it.

Hey so a thing happened that I forgot to put here.

My last day at Google was May 1.

I start at my new job on May 18. I'll share more about that after I start and stuff. I'm pretty excited about it.___

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2015-04-06 16:01:34 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

One day +Kirill Grouchnikov will need this.

One day +Kirill Grouchnikov will need this.___

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2015-04-05 05:27:34 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Testing

Amazon lets anyone create a giveaway of any product (I think?) via their site now. This is a giveaway link with my affiliate code embedded into it: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/c65881796478d700?tag=iopen-20&ref_=pe_1771210_134854370#ln-ln

It's a legitimate giveaway (of one of my favorite coloring books), but I'm only doing this to test whether or not affiliate codes get tracked through the giveaway link.

If yes, that system is just waiting to be gamed. People can post giveaways of cheap things (like this coloring book) and make back the money they spent and then some from all the people who clicked the giveaway link then went on to buy stuff.

Testing

Amazon lets anyone create a giveaway of any product (I think?) via their site now. This is a giveaway link with my affiliate code embedded into it: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/c65881796478d700?tag=iopen-20&ref_=pe_1771210_134854370#ln-ln

It's a legitimate giveaway (of one of my favorite coloring books), but I'm only doing this to test whether or not affiliate codes get tracked through the giveaway link.

If yes, that system is just waiting to be gamed. People can post giveaways of cheap things (like this coloring book) and make back the money they spent and then some from all the people who clicked the giveaway link then went on to buy stuff.___

2015-03-23 01:41:08 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Are you comfortable with being listened to?

Are you comfortable with being listened to?___

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2015-03-21 03:24:40 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-08 17:23:08 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept."

I cannot add to what +Paul Cowan has shared. Please read and think about it.

Every day, we read about another woman who has thrown in the towel. A woman who's left her team, or her company, or her industry, fed up with the constant exhaustion of having to continually deal with sexism in the technology industry. And there are doubtlessly many many more who leave silently, without a high-profile exit. How many women (or trans* people, or minority ethnicities, or...) leaving the industry—or worse, never entering it—over this shit are we prepared to tolerate? Even if they don't leave, how many lives are willing to make miserable? How many careers are we willing to stunt through fear, anger, and distress?

I want to make one thing perfectly clear, especially to my fellow white straight cis-males: I'm not OK with this. Not by a very long way. As a manager, I want to make it quite clear that any team under my management will have zero tolerance for sexism, racism and transphobia, in whatever form they come. If I see it, I will call it out. If you want to do it, move elsewhere (ideally out of my company, or even better out of CS altogether). This applies as well for teams, groups, or conferences I participate in, but don't manage: if I see it, I will say it. If it continues, I am done with you and I will do everything in my power to never have to work with you again, at my current or any future company.

I beg all of you to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaqpoeVgr8U, a video made in the face of (yet another) sexual misbehaviour scandal in the Australian army. It is by far one of the most powerful anti-sexism messages ever spoken. I literally have a calendar reminder set to watch this every few months, because it is so powerful and resonates with me so strongly. It's a refreshing reminder of what a powerful anti-sexism message can look like.

Watch it, and if you take nothing else away from David Morrison's speech, take away this: "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept". It doesn't matter if you're not doing it (making the jokes, performing the microaggressions, belittling the contributions); it matters that you allow it to happen. By allowing it to happen, without stepping in, you are giving it your implicit approval, and letting it take root and grow. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

For the managers reading this, remember his followup: "That goes for all of us, but especially those who, by their rank, have a leadership role". As managers, some of us have a unique ability and responsibility. Do not let this fester in your team. If it festers in your team, it spreads, and the whole of your team, your company, and your industry all become lesser places for it.

Don't be silent. We, as individuals and as an industry, need to root this rot out and destroy it. It will take all of us, and I promise to do what I can.

Author's note: this is an edited version of something I posted internally at Google.___"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept."

I cannot add to what +Paul Cowan has shared. Please read and think about it.

2015-03-01 07:06:25 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Moist pants.

Thanks to +Erica Joy reminding me, I am now the proud owner of moistpants.com.

#dubioushonors  ___Moist pants.

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2015-02-15 06:33:35 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Madness.

Do NOT buy a +Nest smoke alarm. They false alarm and are unhushable pieces of crap. Please spread the word.

Watch this horror video of me trying to quiet mine.

You can stop or mute this video if it's annoying, but you cannot stop an actual Nest protect.

This went off in my house all day, annoying my neighbors.

When I got the Android notification that my house was burning down I immediately assumed it was false, since my Nests had already cried wolf before.  I also checked video cameras and saw my house wasn't actually burning down, so I stayed at work. My poor neighbors, though.

Disclaimer: I am a Google employee. I paid for these myself. So I speak as myself.___Madness.

2015-02-12 20:27:44 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Hi to the three of you that are still around. :) I was about to share this on Facebook but figured here was probably a better place for it. So!

Last night I sat in a sold out Orpheum Theater to watch Neil deGrasse Tyson live. It was amazing. He was amazing. I have never seen a more passionate and engaging presentation of science, history, and lulz (MURRICA was copiously littered throughout the presentation, which just really did it for me).

I want more knowledge shoved into my head in that way. I want to watch/listen to/read more lengthy and humorous expositions from people on whatever subject they're TRULY passionate about. IME, usually when people get going about their passions, they become so excited and animated that it's hard not to become engrossed. (I like to think I get this way when talking about genealogy and preserving/digitizing/opening public records.)... more »

Hi to the three of you that are still around. :) I was about to share this on Facebook but figured here was probably a better place for it. So!

Last night I sat in a sold out Orpheum Theater to watch Neil deGrasse Tyson live. It was amazing. He was amazing. I have never seen a more passionate and engaging presentation of science, history, and lulz (MURRICA was copiously littered throughout the presentation, which just really did it for me).

I want more knowledge shoved into my head in that way. I want to watch/listen to/read more lengthy and humorous expositions from people on whatever subject they're TRULY passionate about. IME, usually when people get going about their passions, they become so excited and animated that it's hard not to become engrossed. (I like to think I get this way when talking about genealogy and preserving/digitizing/opening public records.)

Do you know of any videos/lectures/books on any subject where the speaker/author is funny and so passionate about her subject that you can't help but lean forward and take it in with a big smile? If yes, I'd appreciate if you would share them with me. Thanks!

P.S. No need to share the link to the TED Talks site, unless there is a specific, can't miss talk I should watch there (like Brené Brown​'s vulnerability talk, https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability, which I suggest everyone watch 5 times).

P.P.S. Perhaps not so much the dogmatic talks about religious beliefs? I know where to find those. :)___

2015-01-31 00:09:03 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

I was making a thing today and I named the model for said thing "BaseModel", which made me think of +Chris Sewell.

I felt like that was something important to share here.

I was making a thing today and I named the model for said thing "BaseModel", which made me think of +Chris Sewell.

I felt like that was something important to share here.___

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2015-01-20 05:39:50 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Hi.

If we chat on gchat/Hangouts/Google Talk (using my @ericabaker.com account), messages sent while I'm offline will NOT be seen later, as I've not upgraded that account to  use Hangouts.

Sooo, if you thought you were messaging me and I was ignoring you, probably not. Those messages have fallen into the deepest, blackest abyss, never to be gazed upon again by the eyes of man or beast.*

*I have no idea where those messages really went, but I like to think there is a vast word soup in a pitch black ocean of nothing somewhere.

(No I am not back using G+, I just wanted to get this message out to everyone, so I'm posting it on All Of The Networks.)

Bye.

Hi.

If we chat on gchat/Hangouts/Google Talk (using my @ericabaker.com account), messages sent while I'm offline will NOT be seen later, as I've not upgraded that account to  use Hangouts.

Sooo, if you thought you were messaging me and I was ignoring you, probably not. Those messages have fallen into the deepest, blackest abyss, never to be gazed upon again by the eyes of man or beast.*

*I have no idea where those messages really went, but I like to think there is a vast word soup in a pitch black ocean of nothing somewhere.

(No I am not back using G+, I just wanted to get this message out to everyone, so I'm posting it on All Of The Networks.)

Bye.___

2014-12-12 17:30:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

If you're shopping on Amazon, consider using http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0632366, which will send 0.5% of the price of your purchases to +Hack the Hood. 

If you're shopping on Amazon, consider using http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0632366, which will send 0.5% of the price of your purchases to +Hack the Hood. ___

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2014-12-05 06:18:57 (18 comments, 17 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

#icantbreathe  

#icantbreathe  ___

2014-12-04 05:56:43 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

three-fifths would actually be a pretty good valuation right about now. #BlackLivesMatter  

three-fifths would actually be a pretty good valuation right about now. #BlackLivesMatter  ___

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2014-12-01 21:48:16 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-30 19:49:57 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

:D

:D___

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2014-11-26 23:05:20 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

#Every28Hours  a black person is killed by a police/security officer.

#Every28Hours  a black person is killed by a police/security officer.___

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2014-11-18 23:04:18 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

"Being mindful of the responses I received and my limited knowledge on the topic, I humbly offer the following ideas for ways to improve the experiences of minorities in tech, colored by my own understanding and experiences.

[...]Speak openly and honestly, listen without defense or judgement, be empathetic, be understanding, be willing to get uncomfortable, find common ground, avoid belittling your coworkers, ask instead of assuming, embrace differences, and avoid incredulity. In summary, just be good people to one another."

"Being mindful of the responses I received and my limited knowledge on the topic, I humbly offer the following ideas for ways to improve the experiences of minorities in tech, colored by my own understanding and experiences.

[...]Speak openly and honestly, listen without defense or judgement, be empathetic, be understanding, be willing to get uncomfortable, find common ground, avoid belittling your coworkers, ask instead of assuming, embrace differences, and avoid incredulity. In summary, just be good people to one another."___

2014-11-13 01:47:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Is empathy one of your personal core values?

Is empathy one of your personal core values?___

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2014-11-11 00:25:09 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-09 18:42:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

We live in a world where it is considered courageous and brave to be open, honest, and vulnerable. 

We live in a world where it is considered courageous and brave to be open, honest, and vulnerable. ___

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2014-11-04 16:16:48 (57 comments, 60 reshares, 215 +1s)Open 

"The prevailing narrative surrounding minorities in tech relates to how beneficial employing minorities can be for a company and/or how detrimental the lack of diverse perspectives can be. I’ve searched for, and have been disappointed to find that no studies have been done on the psychological effects of being a minority in a mostly homogeneous workplace for an extended period of time. Here I’ll try to highlight how it has affected me, as I grew from a young black lady to a black woman in the predominantly white male tech industry."

This is my truth.

(Huge thanks to +Russell Holly, +Louis Gray, and +Ryan O'Donnell for proofreading.)

"The prevailing narrative surrounding minorities in tech relates to how beneficial employing minorities can be for a company and/or how detrimental the lack of diverse perspectives can be. I’ve searched for, and have been disappointed to find that no studies have been done on the psychological effects of being a minority in a mostly homogeneous workplace for an extended period of time. Here I’ll try to highlight how it has affected me, as I grew from a young black lady to a black woman in the predominantly white male tech industry."

This is my truth.

(Huge thanks to +Russell Holly, +Louis Gray, and +Ryan O'Donnell for proofreading.)___

2014-10-21 00:28:12 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Nobody is perfect.

It is the nature of humans to be flawed and irrational. Viewing the behavior of people through that lens and expecting them to behave in ways that are irrational or flawed reduces stress and frustration.

Instead of getting annoyed or angry with people, we can just say "I expect you to be human and understand that your humanity comes with imperfections."

Nobody is perfect.

It is the nature of humans to be flawed and irrational. Viewing the behavior of people through that lens and expecting them to behave in ways that are irrational or flawed reduces stress and frustration.

Instead of getting annoyed or angry with people, we can just say "I expect you to be human and understand that your humanity comes with imperfections."___

2014-09-27 20:48:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I am on ello. https://ello.co/ericajoy

I don't expect to do much with it, but there it is.

I am on ello. https://ello.co/ericajoy

I don't expect to do much with it, but there it is.___

2014-09-25 18:15:55 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Are you happy? Truly, deeply, happy? If yes, how did you get there? What makes and keeps you happy?

Are you happy? Truly, deeply, happy? If yes, how did you get there? What makes and keeps you happy?___

2014-09-11 17:36:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Hi all,

I won't be using G+ for the foreseeable future. I've no longer got any good reasons to post here. If you're interested in things I write, I'm returning to posting more long form thoughts and musings on my blog (http://www.ericabaker.com).

Slightly related: I've decided that the benefits of the connections made on Facebook outweigh any principled stance I may have had on it. The relationships are just too important, and lack of connection there can be detrimental to some of those relationships. That said, if you and I are friends (I mean, friends like you and I have talked about what's going on with me right now), please feel free to add me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricaJoy

For everyone else, it's been a good run. Take care of yourselves.

Hi all,

I won't be using G+ for the foreseeable future. I've no longer got any good reasons to post here. If you're interested in things I write, I'm returning to posting more long form thoughts and musings on my blog (http://www.ericabaker.com).

Slightly related: I've decided that the benefits of the connections made on Facebook outweigh any principled stance I may have had on it. The relationships are just too important, and lack of connection there can be detrimental to some of those relationships. That said, if you and I are friends (I mean, friends like you and I have talked about what's going on with me right now), please feel free to add me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricaJoy

For everyone else, it's been a good run. Take care of yourselves.___

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2014-09-05 21:52:55 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

I got this book stand (amzn.to/1oO1eaD). I find it to be very useful.

I got this book stand (amzn.to/1oO1eaD). I find it to be very useful.___

2014-09-05 20:52:08 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Trying to do my best to not be negatively sarcastic or incredulous. If you catch me doing it, call me on it please.

Trying to do my best to not be negatively sarcastic or incredulous. If you catch me doing it, call me on it please.___

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2014-09-05 15:43:30 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

This is so neat!

I want one.

(h/t +Jonathan Terleski) 

This is so neat!

I want one.

(h/t +Jonathan Terleski) ___

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2014-09-05 01:57:54 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Breaking my no YouTube video sharing rule for this one. My niece, folks.

Breaking my no YouTube video sharing rule for this one. My niece, folks.___

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2014-09-04 18:59:03 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

I really like this gif.

how to start a vacation ...___I really like this gif.

2014-09-04 18:13:32 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

No, I'm not ok, thank you for asking.

http://www.ericabaker.com/2014/09/04/status-update/

No, I'm not ok, thank you for asking.

http://www.ericabaker.com/2014/09/04/status-update/___

2014-09-04 04:21:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I think I might have been a hair stylist in a former life. I just felt the most intense amount of calm and peace while bleaching my next weave.

I've always enjoyed washing other peoples hair. Maybe I should get a part time job as a shampoo lady.

I think I might have been a hair stylist in a former life. I just felt the most intense amount of calm and peace while bleaching my next weave.

I've always enjoyed washing other peoples hair. Maybe I should get a part time job as a shampoo lady.___

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2014-09-04 01:56:53 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2014-09-03 22:33:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Experience the power of a bookbook™

Experience the power of a bookbook™___

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2014-09-03 21:59:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The List of Rules for Women

The List of Rules for Women___

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2014-09-03 21:54:53 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

10 lbs to go until pre-Hackbright weight.
25 lbs to go until goal.

10 lbs to go until pre-Hackbright weight.
25 lbs to go until goal.___

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2014-09-02 03:06:50 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

I'm probably not the first to have these thoughts, but they're super relevant to me right now, so I blogged them.

I'm probably not the first to have these thoughts, but they're super relevant to me right now, so I blogged them.___

2014-09-01 00:26:36 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

This whole “allowing myself to feel the pain” shit is not fun.

I have had enough feels. I don't want anymore.

This whole “allowing myself to feel the pain” shit is not fun.

I have had enough feels. I don't want anymore.___

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2014-08-30 00:13:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

TIL you can buy flowers on Amazon.

TIL you can buy flowers on Amazon.___

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2014-08-30 00:11:11 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Purrfect.

I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Amid the furor and ruckus, this mashup came to mind, in tribute. I call it, "After Magritte: Ceci n'est pas une chat (This is not a cat)."___Purrfect.

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2014-08-29 23:54:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

"Geez Jef is a nice guy..."

Thanks +Jef Oliver. You just made my shitty week a little less so.

"Geez Jef is a nice guy..."

Thanks +Jef Oliver. You just made my shitty week a little less so.___

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2014-08-29 06:10:30 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Excellent.

Ramen next to a lake on top of a mountain in Nikko.___Excellent.

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