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shadowspar: Members of the band B'z, sitting down (b'z sitting)
Friday, December 6th, 2013 23:13

A little while back, I was asked on twitter: if tech conferences are, for women, an experience that's dangerous at worst and uncomfortable at best, how do we go about fixing it?

This is rather a big question—basically akin to "how do we eliminate sexism in society?" Conferences are a microcosm of the larger world; they transmit most of its problems and amplify some to boot. That being said, I'm certainly happy to outline what I think some reasonable starting points for allies might be.

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shadowspar: Members of the band B'z, sitting down (b'z sitting)
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 15:50
Before raking yourself over the coals and beating yourself up with a rousing chorus of, "Why the hell can't I get this thing working!?!", the preliminary question you need to ask is "Has this thing ever worked at all?"

The answer is apparently "HELL NO" more often than one might expect!