Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Mar 2014 17:46 UTC
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The big story over the weekend.

The exit of engineer Julie Ann Horvath from programming network GitHub has sparked yet another conversation concerning women in technology and startups. Her claims that she faced a sexist internal culture at GitHub came as a surprise to some, given her former defense of the startup and her internal work at the company to promote women in technology.

GitHub's response:

We know we have to take action and have begun a full investigation. While that’s ongoing, and effective immediately, the relevant founder has been put on leave, as has the referenced GitHub engineer. The founder’s wife discussed in the media reports has never had hiring or firing power at GitHub and will no longer be permitted in the office.

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RE[2]: Gender (in)difference
by Gestahlt on Mon 17th Mar 2014 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Gender (in)difference"
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It was a bit exaggerated (not much tho) and peaks.

Well, we are working in the IT but we are not keyboard fairies. We are working with masses of hardware and it has a lot of a a warehouse flair (Fixing, Refurbishment, Customer requests). It would be more inappropiate in a more office like enviroment, but with us it is rather casual. Either you can go with such enviroments or you cant, either gender. I dont see issues with professionalism if you have to take out the whip from time to time. This is fairly common in small businesses. I heard this often.

I actually switched my job (because of better payment) and where i go is a complete different enviroment. The people are very distanced and rather calm about everything and it seems like everyone is a stranger to each other. Im really looking forward to see how this works out and where the stress will come from and how the conflicts arise and escalate.

At my old working place the most stress came from time pressure, and you got more pressure with the whip. It was always very reliving and also very celebrated when the job was done. I kinda liked it, because the team was working very well together and we managed to do often what was considered "impossible" by customers.
In Idle times, there was a lot of fun and i will miss my colleagues a lot. We might have yelled a lot, got yelled a lot but we trusted and relied on each other.

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