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Matt Andrews 3 Jan 13
EdgeConf looks interesting but an all-male speaker lineup (of 22 total!) is pretty inexcusable:
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Andrew Betts
inexcusable is pretty strong. I don't feel need to defend this, but am happy with our process.
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Matt Andrews 3 Jan 13
Replying to @triblondon
there's really not any women out there worth a place amongst 22 possible speakers on web technologies?
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Andrew Betts 3 Jan 13
Replying to @mattpointblank
that's a straw man. I'm not debating this I'm afraid.
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Matt Andrews 3 Jan 13
Replying to @triblondon
fair enough; then I won't be attending. BritRuby (surely more niche) only had 15 all-male speakers and they ended up cancelling.
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Matt Andrews 3 Jan 13
Replying to @triblondon
would really like to hear your thoughts on it though, honestly. Refusing to "defend" or "debate" is a bit weak IMO.
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Tim Murtaugh 3 Jan 13
would love to know more about this process you're so happy with.
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Kev Marshall 3 Jan 13
isn't this just indicative of the gender divide? Hopefully the landscape will be different in a few years...
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Matt Andrews 3 Jan 13
Replying to @sidchip64
without action now nothing will ever change.
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Kev Marshall 3 Jan 13
Replying to @mattpointblank
BCS are doing quite a bit and I encourage where I am able in my job...
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jana 🐝 3 Jan 13
Wow!!! I had no idea men get so much crap from other men who speak out against ! Thank you!!!
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Kev Marshall 4 Jan 13
Kindly explain in what way my response was giving 'crap'
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jana 🐝 4 Jan 13
Sorry, I pbly should have picked better spot in convo to reward men who are aware & actively speaking out…
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jana 🐝 4 Jan 13
…rather than shrugging, indifferent, oh well, it's the culture, not my responsibility… No offense intended.
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jillian 4 Jan 13
I don't know, I'd have to agree - it's inexcusable in this day and age not to have close to 50% female speakers.
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wilkie 4 Jan 13
Some defended BritRuby the same way, but other confs don't suffer this problem. gogaruco vs britruby.
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wilkie 4 Jan 13
therefore, mathematically, it seems a bit strange. something I talk about here:
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Kev Marshall 4 Jan 13
Replying to @wilkieii
but you assume that those 20% all work as Ruby developers? Shocking article over here about women in .com startups, 50s misogyny!
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Kev Marshall 4 Jan 13
Replying to @6other
I try to change the culture wherever I am presented with the opportunity... my circle of influence is in lectures and the BCS...
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wilkie 4 Jan 13
Replying to @sidchip64
yes, that's the assumption. yet it's optimistic. it's likely less than 20%. in the 50s the % of female programmers was > 50%.
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