Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 20:17 UTC
In the News "An incident at the annual Python developer conference has led to allegations of sexism, death threats, the firings of two people, and - apparently - multiple DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks." Absolutely bizarre.
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Wait, WTF?
by Gullible Jones on Mon 25th Mar 2013 15:33 UTC
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The response here is way out of proportion to what happened. Please people, RTFA.

- The guys were telling dick jokes at a professional convention. Tell dick jokes in a work-related environment and thou may bring down wrath upon thy head. Duh!

- Richards went pretty far with the surreptitious photo IMO, that was rude and unprofessional. But the other two developers were also being rude and unprofessional, and I think she was completely within her rights to complain.

- Richards getting fired = screwed up. The DDoS attacks = also screwed up. The other developer getting fired = overreaction IMO, but not as much overreaction as SendGrid's response.

Really though, is it too much to ask for for guys at a professional Python coders' convention to behave like adults? This is public. It's not the place for dick jokes.


Edited 2013-03-25 15:35 UTC

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