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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RE[2]: Overblown and beyond...
by Neolander on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 06:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Overblown and beyond..."
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

"Not playing the bully apologist, mind you, the actions subsequently taken against her were also completely excessive."

She pixxed & publicly shamed two people (without ever mentioning it to them) because she felt that their private conversation was insulting.

Seems entirely appropriate that a person like that was fired - I wouldn't want working with her, or have her as an employee.

Tons of people behave like douchebags on the web everyday, if we were to fire everyone who does that then I'm sure that the few that kept a job would subsequently join the crowd screaming about the western world's unemployement problem.

The reason why she got fired, DDOSed, and send death and rape threats among other unpleasant things, is probably that this time, the guy got fired. Which, again, shouldn't have happened if his employer was sane and well-informed. And which we could arguably say she probably wouldn't have asked for either. Though after reading the article linked by viviano about her personality, I do wonder...

Edited 2013-03-22 06:45 UTC

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RE[3]: Overblown and beyond...
by Kochise on Sun 24th Mar 2013 07:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Overblown and beyond..."
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

If you read carefully, you'll notice that the guy got fired AFTER an internal investigation might have concluded that's not the first occurence of misconduct, internal or external like in PyCon. We do not have the full background of the story and no detail regarding the investigation procedure, we can however be somewhat confident that if the company decided to split from this coder, they had enough evidence that side them.

The guy can be really a fine one, good coder, nice bearded employee with good mood. But if a company decided to entrust a way of conduct beyon reasonable, with little freedom for mistake and/or misconduct, they are also free to do so. Employee got fired for using a forgotten consumer's 1$ coupon.

I'm not mysoginic, but the girl behavior is at full fault : instead to face back the two guys with her feminist pride and tell them to go fuck themself (or any more appropriate diplomatic stance) she smiled at them (obviously already having planned the public shaming) took a pic and disapeared, without giving them a chance to correct themselves.

She saw a bug in their code, and decided to release it in production !

She's at full fault because this misconduct can be applyed again in another case to side her case when she needs it. She showed a really untrustful conduct. If she is so much about sexism, she showed no great move from the woman side.

Kochise

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RE[4]: Overblown and beyond...
by jal_ on Mon 25th Mar 2013 12:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Overblown and beyond..."
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

"with her feminist pride" - this tells me all I need to know about you.

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