Over the years I have attended a lot of conferences, as you can see from this photograph of my conference badge collection: The badges are sorted into columns, starting with 1995 - 2000 on the left and 2009-2010 on the right. If the table was bigger and I didn't have to squish the years together, … Continue reading Back on the speaker circuit
This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. It's official: The example conference anti-harassment policy is out of beta and ready for prime time. This is a example anti-harassment policy suitable for most open source, computing, or technology-related conferences. It may be adopted unchanged or tweaked to suit … Continue reading Get your conference anti-harassment policy here!
This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. Recent events show that not everyone has the same expectations for behavior at open source conferences. If you are a conference organizer, having an explicit anti-harassment policy can help prevent unpleasant and embarrassing incidents. But writing (and advocating for) an … Continue reading RFC: Draft conference anti-harassment policy
This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. Yesterday, I wrote about the talk description for one of the Grace Hopper 2010 keynotes. The talk description began with an anecdote in which Le is told by a male colleague that he never thought of her as a woman, … Continue reading Grace Hopper 2010 keynote update: Now “Cross-boundary Collaboration”
This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. Dear Lazyweb, How many sexist fallacies can you list in one comment on this talk description? You may link to Feminism 101 to save on typing. Background: Tomorrow morning is the first keynote speech of the Grace Hopper 2010 conference, … Continue reading Grace Hopper keynote “Camaraderie & Cross Gender Collaboration”