How To Be a Geek

Author: Matthew Fuller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509517197
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Computer software and its structures, devices and processes are woven into our everyday life. Their significance is not just technical: the algorithms, programming languages, abstractions and metadata that millions of people rely on every day have far-reaching implications for the way we understand the underlying dynamics of contemporary societies. In this innovative new book, software studies theorist Matthew Fuller examines how the introduction and expansion of computational systems into areas ranging from urban planning and state surveillance to games and voting systems are transforming our understanding of politics, culture and aesthetics in the twenty-first century. Combining historical insight and a deep understanding of the technology powering modern software systems with a powerful critical perspective, this book opens up new ways of understanding the fundamental infrastructures of contemporary life, economies, entertainment and warfare. In so doing Fuller shows that everyone must learn ‘how to be a geek’, as the seemingly opaque processes and structures of modern computer and software technology have a significance that no-one can afford to ignore. This powerful and engaging book will be of interest to everyone interested in a critical understanding of the political and cultural ramifications of digital media and computing in the modern world.

Age of the Geek

Author: Kathryn E. Lane
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319657445
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This collection examines the nerd and/or geek stereotype in popular culture today. Utilizing the media—film, TV, YouTube, Twitter, fiction—that often defines daily lives, the contributors interrogate what it means to be labeled a “nerd” or “geek.” While the nerd/geek that is so easily recognized now is assuredly a twenty-first century construct, an examination of the terms’ history brings a greater understanding of their evolution. From sports to slasher films, Age of the Geek establishes a dialogue with texts as varied as the depictions of “nerd” or “geek” stereotypes.

How to be a Geek Goddess

Author: Christina Tynan-Wood
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271875
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information for women on computer technology, covering such topics as purchasing a computer, hardware and software, online shopping, wireless networking, security, and social networking.

How to Be a Geek

Author: Murphy Diddle
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781364118532
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book will teach you how to be a geek in just 4 steps!

Are You A Geek

Author: Tim Collins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409034062
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Are You A Geek? is the ultimate humour book. It will appeal to the inner geek in all of us. Listing 1,000 things people do that qualify them as geeks, the truths shared about obsessive behavious will be recognised by all with a pang of guilt and strike a chord with a wide audience in these nerdy times. Grading geek behaviour with a one to five point scale depending on their severity, readers can add up their scores, find out how much of a geek they are, and fill out one of the five certificates at the back of the book. Are you a Geek? Read the book and find out...

Even a Geek Can Speak

Author: Joey Asher
Publisher: Persuasive Speaker Press
ISBN: 0978577604
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Whether you're seeking investors for the latest start-up or simply looking for that competitive edge, this book will help you articulate and sell the complex ideas that dominate our technology-driven business environment.

IT Project Management A Geek s Guide to Leadership

Author: Byron A. Love
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315352605
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This book’s author, Byron Love, admits proudly to being an IT geek. However, he had found that being an IT geek was limiting his career path and his effectiveness. During a career of more than 31 years, he has made the transition from geek to geek leader. He hopes this book helps other geeks do the same. This book addresses leadership issues in the IT industry to help IT practitioners lead from the lowest level. Unlike other leadership books that provide a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership, this book focuses on the unique challenges that IT practitioners face. IT project managers may manage processes and technologies, but people must be led. The IT industry attracts people who think in logical ways—analytical types who have a propensity to place more emphasis on tasks and technology than on people. This has led to leadership challenges such as poor communication, poor relationship management, and poor stakeholder engagement. Critical IT projects and programs have failed because IT leaders neglect the people component of "people, process, and technology." Communications skills are key to leadership. This book features an in-depth discussion of the communications cycle and emotional intelligence, providing geek leaders with tools to improve their understanding of others and to help others understand them. To transform a geek into a geek leader, this book also discusses: Self-leadership skills so geek leaders know how to lead others by leading themselves first Followership and how to cultivate it among team members How a geek leader’s ability to navigate disparate social styles leads to greater credibility and influence Integrating leadership into project management processes The book concludes with a case study to show how to put leadership principles and practices into action and how an IT geek can transform into an effective IT geek leader.

She s Such a Geek

Author: Annalee Newitz
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781580051903
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A lighthearted celebration of the contributions of women in male-dominated arenas features essays on a range of topics, from computer technology and Dungeons and Dragons to comic books and cyberlaw, in an anthology that includes pieces by such contributors as Ellen Spertus, Wendy Seltzer, and Devin Grayson. Original.