Cindy Christensen. (Photo by Naomi Ishisaka)

Cindy Christensen hopes to find ways she can help support other women in the tech industry

"The pay gap is even bigger, especially in the Seattle, Redmond, and Bellevue area."
Mar 26, 2016
"Slapoo Takes Back the City" by Louie Gong (Nooksack), 2015

An open letter to white-collar Seattle transplants

Hey there new Seattle transplants — here's a few tips to help you avoid screwing up your new home.
Feb 9, 2016
Esandra "Essie Charm" Hollman, Seattle photographer, pin-up model and cosplayer, is featured on the blog and forthcoming book "The Unicorn Files." The project features girl geeks. (Photo by Nate Watters for The Unicorn Files.)

‘The Unicorn Files’ busts the myth that girl geeks don’t exist

'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.
Jun 18, 2015
Selam Zecharias, an intern at Facebook's Seattle office, is interviewed in the office "hot tub," About one percent of Facebook employees are African-American. (Photo by Ken Lamber / The Seattle Times)

Facebook’s first Habesha reflects on her refugee roots

With the help of an innovative internship program, Eritrean refugee Selam Zecharias found a place in a Seattle tech world dominated by white men.
Nov 21, 2014
Singapore — another shining city by the sea. (Photo by Erwin Soo via Flickr)

Seattle Singaporeans talk startups

Singapore tends to be a pretty risk-averse place. But Seattle is attracting some of the Southeast Asian city-state’s most entrepreneurial citizens.
Nov 14, 2013
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MercyCorps connects geeks from Gaza to Seattle

Seattle is a veritable technology hub. It’s home to two of the biggest tech companies on the planet, Microsoft and Amazon. Hundreds of geeks are hard at work in Seattle offices, creating the next-generation of computer and web products. But we can’t claim geeks as our own. Anywhere there’s electricity and a connection to the […]
Feb 8, 2012