Women in Tech had a Difficult Week

Modern View Culture wrote an interesting piece this week on the difficult week it has been for women in technology.

  1. GitHub posted a sloppy ‘investigations concluded’ report (their follow-up gives a better indication of what actually happened)
  2. Gurbaksh Chahal – then-CEO of a startup, was allegedly video taped violently attacking a former partner 117 times in 30 mins (He wasfinally fired some time after this was made public)
  3. People seemed to think it was fine to request the video in question without caring about the consent of the woman in the video — it was all about either exonerating or condemning the man involved.
  4. codebabes.com was published (with a hilarious takedown by the amazing Meggan Blake, Simon O’Shea & others throughcodedicks.com)
  5. Some men made statements that made us feel unwelcome in the tech industry.

We get asked about our relationships at interviews, and we each have tales of being groped at public events. We’ve been put in the uncomfortable situation of having men attempt to turn business meetings into dates.