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March 22, 2013

Developer Evangelist Adria Richards, Fired for Speaking-out About Tech Community Sexism



In today’s cult of personality and with the way technology and information has evolved, public dramas play out across social media platforms as quickly and as messily as anything viewed on reality TV, and this week most of us learned that the tech community is no exception when it comes to rules of engaging in public histrionics, stunts, and shows.

Tech consultant and developer evangelist Adria Richards, found herself treading water in a sea of hateful, misogynist, and downright racist backlash from a mostly male (and white) tech crowd, because she dared to call-out inappropriate sexual jokes made by two male developers, sitting within earshot of her during a keynote speech at a PyCon event.