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In the first CCSWG, @jeremydouglass invited us to find examples of Critical Code Studies that we found "in the wild," beyond this working group and beyond academia itself. I'd like to extend that conversation by looking at places where code studies are being done as the subject or perhaps even a side effect of the general conversation topic. We have already referenced discussion threads on Reddit, for example, in our thread on the Apollo 11 code. @belljo's recent post about cutting and pasting code reminds me of Stack Exchange. And there are also robust communities of code studies, such as Lambda the Ultimate. I have also been a subscriber to Quora, where people often post questions about the nature of programming languages, including their social nature, although often with an eye toward learning what's most popular or that positions one best for getting a job.
It has long been our contention, that we are not the only ones doing Critical Code Studies, that CCS builds on the practices and conversations well underway in the world of programming and computer science. I wonder if there are other communities in the wild where there are regularly posted or even irregularly posted discussions that we can benefit from for our Critical Code Studies.
What are other online forums or communities, where we can turn for insight into readings of code? Have you used any of these (in this way)?