Donate to the Ada Initiative today to support women in open technology
and culture. If we hit $10000 by Friday, Jacob and Alex and Jim and Carl
will match yourdonations!
Donate to the Ada Initiative today to support women in open
technology and culture. If we hit $10,000 by Friday, Jacob and
Alex and Jim Meyer and I will match your donations to make it a nice
round $20k. Life is short, go donatenow!
(Update: Shortly after we announced this drive, Jim Meyerpitched in to raise the match amount from $7500 to $10,000!Awesome!)
I attended my first PyCon in 2008, and I’ve been to every one since. I
gave my first PyCon talk in 2011. That year, 1% of the talks were by
women; ninety-five out of ninety-six by men. Being one of those
ninety-five helped me to launch a career in open source software.
Ninety-odd other men got that same opportunity that year; one womandid.
Three years later, thanks to the incredible outreach efforts of Jessica
McKellar, the amazing PyLadies, the Ada Initiative, and many others,
women gave a full third of the talks at PyCon2014.
I have two sons, a seven-year-old and a four-month-old (yep, that’s
him). With the second just arrived, I think a lot these days about the
work I do. I want it to be work that will make them proud, that I will
be happy to tell themabout.
I am ashamed to admit to being part of this industry when I see Kathy
Sierra or Adria Richards or Anita Sarkeesian or Zoe Quinn or any
number of other women systematically harassed, threatened, and attacked
by gangs of abusive men for the crime of speaking their minds aswomen.
I am ashamed to be part of this industry because of pervasive sexual
harassment and sexism at tech conferences, in the workplace, and atmeetups.
But I know we can change our industry. I’m proud to be a part of the
Python community when I see it leading the way in working towards
being welcoming to people who don’t all look, talk, and act like me. I’m
happy to be in the Python community (and humbled by all the hard work it
took to get here) when I seethis:
Hello from your @PyCon
Diversity Outreach Chair.
% PyCon talks by women:
(2011: 1%), (2012: 7%), (2013: 15%), (2014: 33%). Outreachworks.
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