This month I started a new thing with my friend Jeff.
It’s called Sound Off.
We sat down as a couple of white cis hetero dudes to explore what it would mean to help make working in tech a better place. How to contribute without being gatekeepers or trying to be in charge. We took a lot of inspiration from existing projects and asked for help.
Our organizing principle is that we’re not qualified to be the ones deciding what should be done, but we are qualified to draw attention to all the good work already going on. We can use our voices and ask our community to join us in finding funding for them.
I think we can help good people do good work and I’m excited about it.
Check out our first campaign to help fund live captioning and ASL interpreters at AlterConf.