Monday 26 March 2012

The German Countryside-Random Amusement Park-Conference-Frat Boys

On Women In Tech

Geeklist must never have learned the first rule of holes: When you're in one, stop digging. I was all the way on the other side of the world at a conference held at a random amusement park in the German countryside and it seemed the Geeklist boys almost dug their way to me. The incident, which appears to have reignited the women in tech debate, I first got wind of from an Australian who was attending the conference. "Silicon valley hasn't changed since I left there years ago," he said over a beer. "Still a bunch of frat boys running the show."Later, over Skype, I asked Michelle Zatlyn, one of my two co-founders at CloudFlare, what she thought of the whole thing. "What happened at Geekwire?" she wrote back, having missed the meme. I gave her the gory details and said I was surprised she hadn't heard. "Sorry," she replied, "busy building a company :)." read more..

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