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Book Club - Cool Code Bro

Civic tech isn't just about coding and designing. There are a lot of great books and articles out there that address society, culture, technology, discrimination, economics, and all those other things we care about. So lets read and talk about some of them. 

For our first month, let's read Cool Code Bro (http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Code-Bro-Brogrammers-Anxiety-ebook/dp/B00L9NO4DQ).

Cool Code Bro by Nick Parish is a recently released, short (~75 pages) Kindle book that covers the growth of the brogrammer - the bro who can code. What does an influx of bros into the world of programming mean for the culture of software development? How does it reflect, and impact, the gender dynamics of the programming community? Just what is a bro? Let's read it and find out.

For this Book Club meeting, we are excited to hold this event in conjunction with the HotHouse co-working pilot at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. We are especially excited that this meeting will include a 30 minute tour of the Institute's collection focused on pieces related to the themes of Cool Code Bro, led by MIA Docent Pamela Swanson.

As usual, food will be provided.

Got ideas of what to read for future book club meetings? Add them to https://workflowy.com/shared/7c2f4fb4-41d4-d38d-55c7-ec631e6d0436/

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  • Dana E.

    Such a fun discussion! Thanks so much Bill for putting this together. I love that it was at the Art Institute and that you threw in a tour of historical brodum! :)

    2 · August 14, 2014

    • Bill B.

      The historic brodum is all thanks to the MIA and Pam.

      August 19, 2014

  • Hirsch

    Nice work on this event. Leading with the museum tour was a nice touch and I think helped put us in the right frame of mind for the discussion. I'm glad I came and met everyone.

    1 · August 15, 2014

    • Bill B.

      Glad you came, and that you enjoyed it.

      August 19, 2014

  • Cam "Sissy" K.

    Interesting discussions!

    2 · August 14, 2014

  • Megan C.

    Smart people and an interesting book lead to a great conversation.

    2 · August 14, 2014

  • Karl B.

    Thoughtful discussion about an important topic, but with lots of good humor and a welcoming attitude all around. A fun evening!

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Hirsch

    I went to the museum yesterday, because I don't know how to use a calendar. I was able to see that they close and lock-up at 5PM, is that going to be a problem for our meet-up, or is there already a plan for that?

    August 13, 2014

    • Bill B.

      I'm about to email folks, so check your inbox in a minute.

      1 · August 14, 2014

    • Dana E.

      Ok thanks!

      August 14, 2014

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