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Mary is a Sydneysider, a mother, a feminist activist for women in tech, and an erstwhile computer scientist. She co-founded a women-in-tech non-profit, the Ada Initiative, where she presently works.
Mary also writes for Geek Feminism, and, when there's no other suitable venue, for her own blog puzzling.org.
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By Mary on April 15, 2013
Cherchez la Femme comes to Sydney for the first time! It’s 5pm to 8pm, Sun April 21 at the Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown. If you’re in Canberra, Cherchez La Femme will be held tomorrow night, Tue April 16, from 7pm at The Front Gallery & Cafe 2012 , 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham, $15 at the door.
By Mary on October 16, 2012
The fourth pair of Life documentaries about Australian children is here: Life at 7. What do you think?
By Mary on October 10, 2012
The editors of We Will Not Go Quietly, a zine by survivors of sexual assault, have prepared a PDF version, but cannot afford to print as many copies as they’d like. They have set up a Pozible campaign.
By Mary on August 23, 2012
Amara (Universal Subtitles) is great stuff! You submit the URL into the Amara website and a tool opens up that lets you enter subtitles for the video, in three easy (or easier than I thought!) steps.
By Mary on August 22, 2012
In response to Tansy Rayner Roberts’s Blog Book Week challenge, I remember how I read Melina Marchetta’s Looking For Alibrandi when I was in high school.
By Mary on August 21, 2012
In response to Tansy Rayner Roberts’s Blog Book Week challenge, I remember how Ruth Park’s Playing Beatie Bow affected me as a young teenage reader.
By Mary on August 11, 2012
Warming bellies with cream of mushroom soup, slow cooked meat, apple crumble and other noms. What are you cooking this winter?
By Mary on April 15, 2012
It’s been a couple of years since an entirely gratuitous Terry Pratchett thread, and a Twitter discussion asked about favourite Pratchett novels, with a focus on readers new to Pratchett. What think you?
By Mary on February 27, 2012
I propose a meetup for March. It will likely be south of the harbour this time. If you’d like to come along, please indicate your preferred date at this Doodle poll.
By Mary on February 23, 2012
Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, we introduce you to the tradition of Not Quite Feminist Phil!
By Mary on February 22, 2012
By Mary on January 27, 2012
Marita Cheng is the Young Australian of the Year winner this year. In 2008, early in her undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne, she founded Robogals, which is an engineering and computing outreach group.