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[3]: A fine example...
by Kochise on Thu 20th Mar 2014 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A fine example..."
Kochise
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I don't follow you quite fully on this path. Do you think Angela Merkel is at her position for just being a woman ? Christine Lagarde for the IMF ? Hilary Clintown just because spouse of a former USA president ?

Nope, these girls have competences. I've told you, women can create their own network and business to show proofs, and label them "Made by women" to get almost automatic support by half the population.

Kochise

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