My Gender is Emoji Pizza Unicorn: Shipping Expanded Gender Options at Pinterest — Tilde Ann Thurium

October 21, 2016
Every time I have to check the "Male" or "Female" boxes, it feels :poop emoji:. Today, Pinterest is the only big social platform that offers expanded gender options on signup. By building and shipping expanded gender options, I learned how to convince folks that gender options in product matter, how to get time and resourcing for social justice projects at work, and how to measure the success of a feature that only a small portion of users interact with. Speaker: Tilde Ann Thurium, Pinterest Tilde Ann Thurium is an artist, engiqueer, and activist. Currently, they are an engineer on the Partners team at Pinterest. In previous lives, they have done stints as a florist, a security guard, and a Human Resources wench. Currently, they are working on a project to visualize police violence against people of color in the United States. In their spare time, they illustrate data structures and algorithms with acrylic paint. https://twitter.com/annthurium
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