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Ex-Uber employee who spurred sexual harassment probe to lead new publication

A former Uber employee who entered the spotlight after penning a scathing blog post on the ride-hailing company's treatment of women is taking the helm of a new publication.

Susan Fowler will serve as editor-in-chief for Increment, a website that describes itself as a quarterly publication "dedicated to covering how teams build and operate software systems at scale, one issue at a time."

The site plans to include interviews with experts, how-to guides and opinion writing, Recode reported. Its first issue will focus on industry best practices around on-call and incident response.

Increment is a part of a larger push from software payment company Stripe to create platforms to share knowledge and disseminate information.

Stripe recently launched a forum aimed at helping international entrepreneurs set up shop in the U.S. The company also recently launched another education platform for entrepreneurs called IndieHackers, where entrepreneurs can read and learn from the stories of other entrepreneurs.

Fowler worked as an engineer at Stripe after leaving Uber and has a background in writing.

She published a book called "Production-Ready Microservices: Building Standardized Systems Across an Engineering Organization" in 2016 and has also maintained a blog.

In a February blog post, Fowler detailed accounts of sexual harassment at Uber, which she claimed the company ignored.

After the post went viral, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issued an apology and hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate allegations of sexual harassment at the company.

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