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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RE: Wait, WTF?
by Kochise on Mon 25th Mar 2013 16:08 in reply to "Wait, WTF?"
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"dongle" was dick-joke related, "fork" wasn't. Even at a professional convention, if people cannot speak privately and getting light, perhaps while waiting for the speaker to start, then what's up ? You shouldn't get easy while taking a sip front of the coffee machine, because someone might hear you, and you're in your office ? Cannot talk about private stuff at the firm's restaurant because you're under contract and cannot talk freely ?

The guys were in the crowd, watching, waiting, feeling loosy, not on stage speaking on the microphone. Please make the difference. Adria went into a personal vendetta she has made of her agenda. She is an "attention whore" and every opportunity is seized to write a blog post about it, to show up to the front and voice her opinion, whenever she have one.

Humility is obviously not her best quality, since she displays so much will for driving the world her way.

Adria shouldn't feels like Daria, and relax things a bit.


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RE[2]: Wait, WTF?
by Gullible Jones on Mon 25th Mar 2013 16:18 in reply to "RE: Wait, WTF?"
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LOL @ "attention whore." Sit back and think for a minute about what you just called her, please. Then tell me if that wasn't a bit messed up.

Edited 2013-03-25 16:19 UTC

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