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Ada's Sisters podcast
3 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
The Great Hiatus
Ok, not so great (either emotionally or in terms of size) but the Ada's Sisters are on hiatus while they try to find time to record more episodes!
34 minutes | Dec 13, 2017
Episode 75: Imposter Syndrome, Marvel women in suits, #MeToo, VC Clubs for women
Fascinating article this week in Fast Company identifying women as the canary in the data mine. And we’ll talk about the seven ways to fight imposter syndrome. If you don’t know what that is, we’ll elucidate you. And we’ll tell you about a new VC club for women. Plus, Time’s people of the year are the silence breakers, which, on the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, is very appropriate. Also appropriate? The twitter-verse’s response to Marvel’s superhero pic.
23 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Episode 74: Google’s Sentiment Analyzer, Gen-x and Amazon's Future Engineers
We should talk about Google’s SENTIMENT analyzer because it thinks being Gay is bad. That’s ok, so’s being over 40 according to a story in INC.com. What about the mom after our own hearts who fought the biggest social media companies in the world to gain access to her son’s accounts? Mamma bears unite! This story in the Harvard Business Review about sensors and gender is on our radar as is the Amazon Future Engineer project.
21 minutes | Oct 21, 2017
Episode 73: Salary woes and updates, Best Canadian cities to live in and Sidewalk Toronto
Fast Co. says women are making less than men in the creative industries by a whopping 32 per cent! And in The Star’s look at the best Canadian cities to live in if you’re a woman, Toronto came in… TENTH. This is despite the innovative brains - like the people who came up with Sidewalk Toronto. And all the awesome tech at the Deloitte Greenhouse this week. And if you’ve ever wondered if you’re being paid what you’re worth in this wacky technology industry, Stack Overflow can help.
24 minutes | Oct 11, 2017
Episode 72: Google Pixel 2, role models, Time Magazine
We think Laurie Schultz wrote an important piece for the Huffington Post on being a role model to your daughters. She’s the CEP of ACL and chair of the board for the BC Tech Association. And TIME put out a whole magazine dedicated to women who are changing the world. They highlighted 46, but we know there are so many more. We do, just like we knew that the turn in U.S. politics is bringing more great talent up to Canada. But what about the latest Google announcements on their Pixel 2 and Google Clips? Welcome or Wary about that?
43 minutes | Sep 27, 2017
Episode 71: Amazon HQ2, Catalyst, Google Drive, Verrit and BeccaToldMe
Some big changes coming in Google Drive and the newest Apple OS update and Amazon is looking for a new HQ, could a Canadian city provide that spot? Maybe if they haven't heard about the terrible hiring choices Catalyst Canada is making. At least #BeccaToldMe gives us something to be proud of. What about MOMs TO “A very mommy wine festival?” Something to be proud of? We’ll talk about it. And we have to talk about Verrit because it’s so weird. And more than 100 thousand Canadians were effected by the Equifax breach, so of course it’s on the pod.
28 minutes | Sep 13, 2017
Episode 70: Facebook and the election, fake partners, Flipd app and Google Maps
Facebook just released some information about inauthentic accounts and their influence on the 2016 US election that we should talk about because things couldn’t possibly get weirder on THAT front. Speaking of weird things - there’s an app to get students to stop fiddling with… their apps. Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer faced a lot of sexism and condescension when they launched their e-commerce marketplace for weird art until they introduced an imaginary cofounder named Keith. We're loving this awesome twitter thread satirizing how SOME men talk about women that reverses the sexism with humour. And Google Maps has some additions you might not have noticed and they're updating their content and data with AI.
43 minutes | Aug 30, 2017
Episode 69: Amazon Tenmarks, lonely nerds, eclipses, and when women stopped coding
This is our last podcast before school starts, and we want to talk about Amazon’s new TenMarks writing coach. And we like the idea of shutting down hate accounts all over the place that’s spreading like wildfire in the wake of Charlottesville. We also loved the NY Times article about the dangers of that whole lonely genius nerd stereotype. We don’t LOVE the graph NPR released tracking when women stopped coding but we love the attention to the problem. Now let’s fix it! And we want to tell you how TECH helped the visually impaired enjoy the eclipse - safely.
36 minutes | Aug 16, 2017
Episode 68: Anon-IB, Google madness, twitter smackdown, and #MakeMineMilkshake
We could spend the entire episode talking about that Google document because it's repercussions just keep spilling out. But we also have to talk about the Marvel editor who was getting trolled for basically being a female writer for Marvel. Fortunately, she got lots of support for her online, even from competitors like DC Comics. And Dr. Karin Lachmi has a radical proposal to fix inequity between men and women in STEM fields, while getting a seat at the table continues to be a fight. We'll talk about that too. If you didn't follow the twitter fashion battle between one sexist bro and the gentleman who shut him down, we are happy to tell you all about it. And a Toronto woman is battling the people who stole her identity by contacting other women whom she observes suffering the same fate. And Bob LeDrew pointed us at an article about men using science to prove their superiority.. let us talk you through it.
31 minutes | Aug 2, 2017
Episode 67: Vimeo promotes Anjali Sud, a whole new Doctor, Airbnb karma and the Roomba
You might remember an AirBnB story we talked about a few months ago where a host cancelled a reservation when he found out his guests were Asian. Happy to tell you about the happy ending to that story - because karma is ALSO Asian. We also want to tell you about X factor Ventures, a new VC fund that will invest $3 million US in female-led startups. Vimeo just promoted Anjali Sud as their new CEO and we're thrilled, as well as Google's promotion We are excited for the newest Doctor Who and not that concerned about her gender because the Time Lord is an ALIEN. And don’t turn your back on that Roomba! It’s making a map of your house!
39 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
Episode 66: Retention of women in tech, supporting mom students, bizarre app to pray for women seeking abortion
Last week’s #DayofAction kind of went by without much fanfare, but we’ll talk about net neutrality because it’s an important subject. As is this story in the NY Times about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley and this CBC story about diversity in Canadian tech companies - or lack thereof. We're 100% behind this Wired story advising tech companies not to recruit women if they’re going to do nothing to RETAIN them. And we're curiously optimistic about DeepText - this Instagram AI system that will supposedly delete nasty comments without involving a human editor. And then in the category of bizarre technology - how about this app that let’s you swipe right to pray for women considering abortion. What the actual F?
27 minutes | Jun 21, 2017
Episode 65: Tanmay Bakshi, Google pay fail, Wonder Woman and the Nancy Podcast
We’re back to regular programming this week, and wow, some stuff happened while we were on our Bob Mob cruise! Like Google announcing that it would be too expensive to actually equalize salaries across genders, and that panel at the Hall of Femme event that was ALL men and mansplained the heck out of the topic. We'll tell you about a good news/ bad news story with a Calgary twitter account that secretly filmed women but was shut down thanks to some good social media samaritans. Wonder Woman continues to blow the box office out of the water, but the sponsors continue to disappoint us with diet pills and cleaning products. No, we're not kidding. Thankfully, the first Google story we have for you this week is their Wonder Woman coding game. It's awesome. Less awesome is Google's claim that it would be too expensive to actually pay the women that work for them the same as they pay the men. We've got a new podcast you need to listen to called NANCY just in time for Pride Month and we're SO impressed with a 13 year-old programmer on a mission to educate 100 thousand coders - we'd like to help ; )
26 minutes | Jun 7, 2017
Episode 64: The Bob Mob cruise in Kingston
A special episode of the Ada's Sisters Podcast recorded while Eden, Angela and special guest Connie Crosby drove back to Toronto from Kingston where they had attended the Bob Mob cruise celebrating the life of Bob Goyetche.
31 minutes | May 24, 2017
Episode 63: AI, google, Instagram, the value of online communities
Who knew that Instagram was such a competitive social network? Insta-star Sara Melotti in the Daily Mail it turns out. And the Globe and Mail has an interesting story about the online community and if it's even worth saving. The 11 richest self-made women in tech are worth a combined $10.3 billion and PRNewsWire has a list of the best tech companies in Silicon Valley for women to work at. And finally, two AI stories for this week - one from Google and one from Wired.
35 minutes | May 10, 2017
Episode 62: A Hackathon solution, Wired’s tech visionaries, NewCO Shift, and 1000 names
The Dallas Morning News had a pile of tech issues they weren’t getting to, so they had a creative solution - they held a hackathon And WIRED released their list of 20 Tech Visionaries You Should Have Heard of by Now. We’ll tell you all about them. We like when media puts a focus on female founders, so we’d like to direct your attention to a new series at NewCO Shift. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 opened last week, but you can open up a Doritos bag to get a taste - of the music? We'll also tell you about that letter to the editor from that engineering student plus two stories about female fashion that hit social media this week. And a great idea from a Mic.com journalist to combat not seeing enough women behind the podium. HERE’S a 1,000 names, now stop saying you don’t know any women!
28 minutes | Apr 26, 2017
Episode 61: What a surgeon looks like, GAP win, Ladies storm hackathon and a good subreddit
We’re all consumers, and one of the benefits of social media is that we get direct access to give feedback to businesses. Just this week I tweeted about battery issues to Apple, and got a solution through tweets. And the CEO of GAP just took a 5-year-old's complaint to “I can do that” in two weeks. Maybe United should take a page from GAP. And this is the second time we’ve talked about a brand using cancer as a metaphor for something stupid in their social media - this time Cosmo thinks cancer is a great solution for weight loss. But we also have some good news stories - a sub-Reddit recently solved a 20 year old mystery, the Ladies Storm Hackathon on GitHub is a great resource we want everyone using and all these surgeons mimicking the cover of the New Yorker.
33 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Episode 60: A mechanical reproductive system, #hackathon, AI research moving to Canada and Kaya Thomas's new app
We have to tell you about this working model of a female reproductive system, her name is Evatar. And it had its first period. We'll get the chocolate and heating blanket, and maybe we’ll get it to download this new app by Kaya Thomas that helps you find books written or about people of color? Lots happening in Toronto, with Google moving their AI research up here, and the BlockChain hackathon is coming up on us, at the end of the month. But hey BlockChain, would it have killed you to include a couple women or people of colour in your speaker list? And while we’re talking about bad news, can we talk about the penis seat? Because we'd rather talk about it than SIT on it.
45 minutes | Mar 29, 2017
Episode 59: Ashley Jane Lewis, Knitting for math, We-Vibe, Instagram, Mayim Bialik
I say this way too much as I get older, but my mother was right… again… Turns out knitting and crocheting can help you be better at math. We’re pretty impressed by Ashley Jane Lewis. And we’ll tell you why. We-Vibe was sharing personal information about their customers and they're about to pay a pretty hefty price for that. People should be in control of their information, take a look at how Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson are handling it. And Mayim Bialik's latest video is about using the word ‘girl’ to describe grown-ass women. Words matter, and so do actions. We talk about doxxing on this podcast a lot, but this is a victim we don’t usually focus on.
41 minutes | Mar 15, 2017
Episode 58: Peanut App, NASA Lego women, Google fortune-telling and comparing Feminism to Cancer
We have to tell you about PEANUT - a new app that connects lonely mothers. And we're so impressed with Lego's career women figurines for women of NASA. We're less impressed by the Wildrose on Campus email comparing feminism to cancer. This year's clever Google Fortune Telling app is something we want to point out, and also this fourth-grade feminist group. With International Women's Day last week we read a lot of stories about women in tech finding their place at the table. Just a reminder that EVERY day with Ada's Sisters is International Women's Day.
35 minutes | Mar 1, 2017
Episode 57: HonkMobile, Snap Sunglasses, trolls beware and trying to stay anonymous
Do you have a parking spot you don’t use? Well, it could be a new source of revenue if you use the new HONKmobile app. It’s like an Air BnB for a parking spot — you can rent yours out, or find one to rent. And SnapChat has released new spectacles (sunglasses really) that you TAP once to make a memory. Snap! Snap! Then we’ll tell you about an augmented reality app that tells you indigenous stories as you walk around Canadian cities. And we want to make sure you hear the story of a Canadian burlesque dancer who hit back at her troll where it hurts: his mamma, his teacher, everyone who has influence on his life. We read a great piece in The Establishment this week about the special blowback a woman gets when she deletes comments written by men. We ask how much longer minorities and women have to be minorities in the tech field — we’re done being patient. Finally, our friend Bob LeDrew turned us onto a piece about how hard it is to actually be anonymous online.
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