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Disruption: Feminist Digital Culture

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

A conversation from the front lines of gender and tech culture featuring Doree Shafrir, Senior Tech Editor at BuzzFeed News and author of the novel Startup, and Ellen Ullman, who worked as a programmer at the beginning of the digital revolution and is the author four books, most recently of the memoir Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology. With moderator Jazmine Hughes of the New York Times Magazine.

Doree Shafrir

Doree Shafrir is a Senior Tech Writer at BuzzFeed News. Startup is her first novel. Doree has also been on staff at Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, Gawker, and Philadelphia Weekly and has contributed to the New York Times, the New Yorker, Slate, The Awl, New York magazine, Marie Claire, and Wired. She grew up outside Boston, lived in New York for nine years, and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Matt Mira, a comedy writer and podcaster.
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Ellen Ullman

Ellen Ullman wrote her first computer program in 1978. She went on to have a twenty-year career as a programmer and software engineer. Her essays and books have become landmark works describing the social, emotional, and personal effects of technology. She is the author of two novels: By Blood, a New York Times Notable Book; and The Bug, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her memoir, Close to the Machine, about her life as a software engineer during the internet’s first rise, became a cult classic. She is based in San Francisco.
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Jazmine Hughes

Jazmine Hughes is an associate editor at the New York Times Magazine. Previously, she was a contributing editor at The Hairpin and a factchecker for New York magazine. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York, The New Republic and Elle, among other places.
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