Divya Manian

Divya works at Adobe on tools to help web designers. Previously, she worked at Opera, advocating the use of web technologies while contributing to open source projects and books on web development. She also participates in projects to make gender bias history. She can be reached at hi at nimbu.in

Divya studied Computer Engineering in Singapore. She abandoned her comfortable first career choice as a device driver developer at Motorola to become in-house designer at a startup and later go freelance.

Open Source Projects

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, she decided to pursue web technologies with single-minded devotion, leading to collaborative projects such as HTML5 Boilerplate, HTML5 Please, Move the Web Forward, and more.

Web Opener at Opera

She spent her time advocating web technologies while being involved in spectacular fishpond scandals. She spent her non-work hours writing one book and a chapter of another that benefit Against-Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (so buy her books!)

Product Manager, Adobe

She then joined the Adobe Web Platform team, where she helped organize W3Conf, helped webplatform.org go live, and made CSS features available in browsers. She now works on tools to help the modern web designer.

Leisurely Pursuits

About Feminism: Along with 8 women, she wrote a letter to the Tech Industry to describe the pervasive discrimination that persists in tech industry and advocating for more conversation. It has been covered in Washington Post, NYTimes, PBS, CBS, Elle and more).

Learn to Search: She worked with Joanne McNeil to launch a site to raise awareness on Male Search Illiteracy. Here is a write up about it on The Atlantic.

Fripfrap: She hosts used to host a podcast with Garann Means at fripfrap.io on all things web tech.

Outside of her projects, she can be found haunting thrift shops, sewing machines, Soundcloud or Spotify.

Opinion

NY Times | Bravado Is Seen as Competence in Men in the Tech World but Not in Women

Elle Magazine | Women in Tech: Where are we Headed?

Culture Club | So You Are Sexist, Now What?

Time | We Can Finally Talk About Sexism in Tech–So Let’s Be Honest

Press/Interviews/Profiles

Elle Magazine | Can 9 Women Fix The Women In Tech Problem?

Alicia Menendez Show | Diversity in the Tech World: Is the Pipeline 'Full of Acid'?

Boingboing | Feminism and tech: an overdue and welcome manifesto

MotherJones | These Women Are Tired of Being Nice. Read Their Badass Letter About Sexism in Tech.

The Atlantic | Can’t find women for your tech conference?

Shoptalk Show | With Divya Manian & Garann Means

The Breaking Development Podcast | Web Tools for the Open Web with Divya Manian

.net Magazine | Divya Manian on solving problems

The Bold Italic | Do SF Programmers have a life outside the cubicle?

The Setup | Divya Manian

The Web Ahead | Browser Support and Polyfills with Divya Manian

MozHacks | People of HTML5

Books

HTML 5 Boilerplate Web Development

Beginning HTML5 and CSS 3: The Web Evolved