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Old 01-08-2020, 04:53 PM   #1
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Can't find name anywhere-- resigned from codecamp, FreeCodeCamp? After making a stink about a donation


A year or couple years ago (I think, maybe more) I read about someone resigning from one of these CodeCamps... Pretty sure it had CodeCamp in the name, one is called FreeCodeCamp and it could have even been that one.

Anyway, she's a woman, she resigned, it was related to the way they behaved after getting a large donation, maybe the donation was from Google (pretty sure it was.)

I've tried a few search engines and many queries to not find this. Unless you're a wizard at such things, I figure you won't find it either unless you remember the story. It had to be between 2014 and 2018, I don't think it was last year. It's very rare I make requests like this, I'm pretty good at finding this stuff myself.
 
Old 01-12-2020, 11:19 AM   #2
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Google do a pretty cool advanced search or used do.You could look up the relevant code camp in archive.org

From what you say, you seem to remember the row, but none of the details. It's difficult to search for that
 
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It's difficult to search for that
And it seems to be more difficult than it used to be. The haystacks are larger, but I think the searches are still lower-quality than they used to be.

The trick to finding it is to find clues, then add those to the search until it's enough to find the story. But I've had no luck with that. Maybe there was someone here who knew that story, or the name-- but 200 views later, probably not.
 
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I've a similar one: Some Russian politician or bigwig is supposed to have recently said
"America is poisoning it's own people", but that particular phrase turns up zilions of hits.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 10:42 AM   #5
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I've a similar one: Some Russian politician or bigwig is supposed to have recently said
"America is poisoning it's own people", but that particular phrase turns up zilions of hits.
Searching for the phrase I can only find one instance, from 2008. Breaking the phrase into pieces I don't get any from Russian politicians, nameless or otherwise. But we seem to get quite different results.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 09:35 PM   #6
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Given the 2014 date, could this have something to do with Gamergate?
 
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Given the 2014 date, could this have something to do with Gamergate?
Not a bad question, but I'm almost entirely certain this had nothing to do with gamers, nothing to do with Breitbart, nothing to do with Reddit or Buzzfeed, everything to do with Google, management of organisations and coding camps.

But on the "there are no dumb questions" spectrum I'd put your question between "great guess" and "very reasonable" and thanks for asking. I've given up on finding this but that doesn't mean it won't turn up.
 
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Searching for the phrase I can only find one instance, from 2008. Breaking the phrase into pieces I don't get any from Russian politicians, nameless or otherwise. But we seem to get quite different results.
If you start pumping any paraphrase of that sentiment into a search engine, the auto-completions offered run out of the window. I've also given up. Sometimes you hit on the magic combination that makes a search productive, but the more info you put in, the less you get out, which, in a search, is excellent.
 
Old 01-14-2020, 03:12 PM   #9
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I'm almost entirely certain this had nothing to do with gamers, nothing to do with Breitbart, nothing to do with Reddit or Buzzfeed, everything to do with Google, management of organisations and coding camps.
I once read a similar piece of information (concerning Google and the current hot topics for coders anyhow) and it was surpirisingly difficult to find anything about by way of web searches.
Maybe if it's in any way critical or controverse to big G's narrative, it "drowns"?
After all, most search engines are only Google search frontends, and even those that aren't explicitely, I suspect still depend on Google searches.
 
Old 01-14-2020, 06:49 PM   #10
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Does Google have an itemized list of donations anywhere?

I'd expect them to publicize when they give money for PR reasons, and if so that potentially provides dates and organization names to narrow things down.
 
Old 01-15-2020, 09:31 PM   #11
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Does Google have an itemized list of donations anywhere?

I'd expect them to publicize when they give money for PR reasons, and if so that potentially provides dates and organization names to narrow things down.
I may give this a try, thank you.
 
  


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