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Sexual Misconduct at DataCamp

Tweets related to the sexual misconduct and the mishandling of its aftermath at DataCamp
just moomin 🏳️‍🌈🏴 Apr 4
DataCamp quietly published a "community" post today, in which they admit an executive sexually assaulted ("uninvited physical contact") an employee.
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Max Kuhn Apr 4
To my knowledge, this post was made one day after the first public mention of the incident which occurred in 2017. I want DC to be successful but this needs to be handled better.
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Mara Averick Apr 4
Replying to @kierisi @topepos
And by writing a responsible incident report…all the extra detail is on the behalf of the perpetrator. I don't care if it was at a Bull Fight in Cuba at 4pm, or at 8am in the copy room. I don't care if it was reported 20 minutes later, or at the start of the next fiscal quarter.
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Kara Woo Apr 5
This story is out in the open now, so I guess I might as well say that the unnamed employee in the DataCamp post was me.
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Erin LeDell Apr 5
After *many months* of collective negotiating by the instructor community to demand more transparency & accountability, they still did nothing. Their public announcement is a response to a letter we sent to one day prior, signed by over 100 DataCamp instructors.
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R-Ladies Global Apr 10
📢 We have updated our statement about with more context and clarifications. 🔗
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Noam Ross Apr 12
Please don't take or pay for my course. The company let its executive off the hook for sexual misconduct. We can't change behavior without incentives, and for companies those incentives are financial.
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Noam Ross Apr 12
If you think deserves credit for a public post that they did not discipline an executive for sexual misconduct, consider that they put this code in the HTML, so no search engines would index it. I don't see it anywhere else on their blog.
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Jin X. Goh | 吴晋勋 Apr 13
The professor for the R class I’m taking just emailed the whole class with this. DataCamp was useful and fun, and changing the curriculum 2 weeks into the class is likely not easy. But we need more professors like this who take harassment seriously.
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satRdays Apr 15
Our public statement re: TL;DR DataCamp will not be allowed to sponsor or affiliate with satRdays events
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Dhavide Aruliah Apr 15
A note to our community on building trust:
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Greg Wilson Apr 15
An Exchange With DataCamp:
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RStudio Apr 15
In light of the recently disclosed incident of sexual harassment at DataCamp and their response to it, including the attempt to conceal their public acknowledgement from search engines, we want to share the steps that we have taken:
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Jean-Francois (Jeff) Bido Apr 15
This is a full screenshot of the employee review, including rather weak PR response.
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G. Elliott Morris Apr 15
1. Some of you may know of my course on R programming at . Sadly, the company has failed to properly handle credible allegations of sexual assault perpetrated by a C-lvl exec. Please don’t take my course until they issue a proper remedy. .
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Will Chase Apr 16
The latest revelation showing 's slimeball tactics: invite partners and instructors who have expressed concerns about sexual assault to a "conference call" with management, then surprise it's actually a WEBINAR where you don't get to talk!
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Julia Silge Apr 16
NEW POST: Writing a letter to DataCamp
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Casey Bates Apr 16
I stopped developing my course on data cleaning in . Requested contract termination ASAP. Course will be available on another platform. My gratitude to all that brought the situation to light. Post by speaks volumes:
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Ines Montani 〰️ Apr 17
Like many of you, I'm incredibly disappointed by DataCamp. I wanted to make a free version of my spaCy course so you don't have to sign up for their service – and ended up building my own interactive app. Powered by the awesome & 💖
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Marc Dotson Apr 17
If you use , want to know what’s been going on, or are actively involved in the ongoing protest, please read this incredibly thoughtful response from . Julia’s leadership has been invaluable. (1/4)
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Sharon Machlis Apr 17
A significant portion of the community is in an uproar over DataCamp's handling of an exec's 'uninvited physical contact' with an employee. Calls to shun the platform until the company takes more action are increasing.
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Jesse Mostipak @ #SDPconvening Apr 17
If you think the incident of sexual assault at DataCamp is an isolated event that doesn't mirror so many of the broader struggles of women in tech, then I'd like to recommend two books for your summer reading list: Technically Wrong by Brotopia by
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Chris Engelhardt Apr 18
After inviting and to contribute to the following thread (), I realized that my open invite lacks structure. To remedy this problem, and I have pulled together a spreadsheet of the DC courses: . Want to help?
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R-Ladies Sydney Apr 18
You might be looking for R learning resources, especially if you’ve dropped . We’d like to point you to ! Over the coming days, we'll be showcasing the lessons. Stay tuned!
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Dr Jenny Richmond Apr 18
Have you dumped recently? Here are some learning resources we put together. Designed by beginners, for beginners
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mike bayer Apr 21
I'd like to announce that I've taken down a sidebar ad for DataCamp from the SQLAlchemy homepage , after reading multiple accounts of their disturbing failure to properly handle a sexual harassment matter as well as other allegations 1/
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Motherboard Apr 22
"We are unable to cooperate with continued silence and lack of transparency on this issue."
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arielle Apr 22
for , i spoke with several former datacamp instructors, who say the company failed to adequately respond to sexual misconduct by a senior executive
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Mara Averick Apr 22
Feat. the perfect summary quote from ... "DataCamp Teachers Boycott Their Own Classes Following Sexual Misconduct by Executive" via
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Business Insider Apr 22
The CEO of a data science learning startup worth $184 million made 'uninvited physical contact' with an employee while dancing at a bar, sources say
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Hannah Frick Apr 22
The DataCamp "situation" is continuing on including this quote by "Six months ago, I would have said, ‘They need to communicate their values,’ and I wonder—have they done that this whole time?" 🎤⬇️
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Mara Averick Apr 23
Just a reminder for those who seem to conflate the two (on the orange hellfire site and elsewhere), TRANSPARENCY != DETAIL DataCamp: "we do not disclose details on matters like this…" then write a better incident report See ' post for more:
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Greg Wilson Apr 22
DataCamp Clarifications:
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