Annika Backstrom

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Coding Bootcamps and Emotional Labor

In 2013, I graduated from Hackbright Academy. I did a coding bootcamp because it felt like my only viable option to be taken seriously as a junior …

GDC, Assimilation and Opportunity: What A Free Event Ticket Costs When You’re A Marginalized Developer

This week, thousands of games industry professionals will pour into the Moscone Centre in San Francisco for the annual Game Developers Conference …

Side Project Culture: Opportunities and Obstacles for Marginalized People in Tech

My first side project was a stock market website that integrated Beyoncé gifs reflecting the state of the exchange. I didn’t know how to code back …

No, I Won’t Be Coming to Your Conference: OCD as a Woman in Tech

“Oh yeah, I’m totally OCD.” Well, no, statistically you’re probably not. You might keep your house neat as a pin, but that doesn’t mean we have a …

Can Coops Revolutionize the Tech Industry?

Spoiler alert: I love coops. I do more than just love them, in fact. I believe they can be something of a revolutionary tool for the greater good. …

Point Break: How Crunch Culture Survives Despite a Decade of Criticism

More than a decade ago the harmful nature of crunch was dragged into the open by Erin Hoffman. Her detailed description of what it’s like to have a …

Money in Politics: A Massive Design Problem

A few short years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States voted on a case that would change the face of modern politics forever. It found that …