Issue #3 Now Available

Posted: October 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Issue | Comments Off on Issue #3 Now Available

What’s spookier than oncall? Issue 3 of Bug Report! is dropping just in time for Halloween.

In this issue you might expect oncall horror stories from some familiar Big Companies. But be warned – you never know when that pager is gonna beep!


Submit to Issue #3: On Call… to ACTION!

Posted: July 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | Comments Off on Submit to Issue #3: On Call… to ACTION!

We wanted to write a piece for the last issue about how much we hate being on call, but we were overwhelmed with anxiety from, uh, being on call. However, there’s so much to say on this topic that we’re dedicating the next issue to it!

Submit your stories about being on call:

  • What can’t you do when you are on call?
  • What would other industries look like if their workers were required to be on call?
  • How has being on call disrupted your personal life?
  • How has your workplace normalized on call culture?
  • How do people push back against invasive on call culture?

Other content about the invasive 24/7 aspects of technology work would fit too.

Stories are ideally ~1000 words. Creative features and artwork are welcome.

Deadline: August 1st, 2019

Submissions should be sent to:  bugreportzine@protonmail.com


Issue #2 Now Available

Posted: April 28th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Issue | Comments Off on Issue #2 Now Available

This issue is chock full of good stuff, including…

  • robots against climate change
  • attending the Lesbians Who Tech conference
  • the glories of true start-up innovation
  • a new connection for your network on Licked In
  • the absurdity of applying for tech jobs
  • a Madlibs offer letter

We’ll be distributing print copies by drone throughout Seattle. If you’re lucky, you’ll find one lurking in a pile of magazines in your company’s break room or at your local coffee shop. But if not, why not print out a few copies and put them there yourself?

Help us celebrate May Day by spreading the word and passing around copies to your coworkers and friends!


Issue #2 Call for Submissions

Posted: January 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: General | Comments Off on Issue #2 Call for Submissions

Bug Report! is a zine about the frustrations and growing disillusionment of working in technology today.  In a time when tech companies have an utter stronghold of power and workers are feeling increasingly alienated and ready for change, we want to provide an outlet to empower our voices and connect us to one another.

We’re looking for submissions for our second issue: writings, interviews/profiles, poetry, games, photographs, drawings, screenshots— anything that can be pasted on a page and printed out. We regard “tech workers” as anyone who works in tech, including engineers, designers, cafeteria staff, warehouse workers, researchers, contractors, etc.

If you have a piece that you’d like to submit but need assistance editing, email us and we can help.

Ideas for topics include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Questions that people are embarrassed to ask about work
  • Experiences we take for granted as tech workers but shouldn’t
  • Returning to the tech industry
  • Actual vs. perceived work norms (e.g. 8 hours of productivity a day)
  • Frustrations of dealing with the arbitrariness of hiring
  • Experiences with recruiters
  • Automating your coworkers out of a job
  • Expectation created by education vs realities of jobs

Check out our first issue of Bug Report! here: https://archive.org/details/BugReportIssue1

Submissions should be sent to:  bugreportzine@protonmail.com

Deadline:  Sunday, March 17st, 2019