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Julie Ann Horvath Describes Sexism And Intimidation Behind Her GitHub Exit. ⇒

   17 March 2014, early afternoon

Her story is crazier than I thought it would be. Even if you aren’t interested in startup scene inside baseball her complaints describe such a crazy train wreck of a situation. (For example, one of the founder’s wives was harassing her.) GitHub actually has a pretty good and on point response, more or less confirming her story. It’s pretty disappointing she had to publicly rage-quit to get anything done at that company. (This will no doubt complicate her career going forward.) This entire situation seems thoroughly avoidable. Regular 1-1 meetings seems like a good first step, but it sounds like there would be no one to meet with the way GitHub is currently structured. (Who needs managers—oh wait.)

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