Knuckle-dragging in the Ruby community

by Natalie P.

May 5, 2009 | Filed Under Social idiocy, The Heartless Bitch Way, Work | 2 Comments

Thanks, Michael. Thanks for getting me more pissed off than I have been in ages. Thanks for ruining my day.

Ok. So it’s not his fault, and I DO appreciate being made aware, even if it does invoke my burning IRE.  (I’m forwarding the link to Instigatrix just because fury loves company.)

Michael sent me a link to a blog posting entitled, “A Tipping Point for Women in Tech? Here’s hoping.” at Blogher.com.  

It seems that Matt Aimonetti thought it would be funny, nay, even APPROPRIATE, to intersperse images of women in porn poses in his presentation at the latest Ruby on Rails conference.  Apparently even the creator of Ruby himself thought this was OK.

Seriously.

What. The. Fuck. is WRONG with these people?  Virginia Debolt’s article at blogher is a brilliant discussion and dissection of the uproar that (rightly) arose from this incident. I strongly suggest you read the whole article, and the articles she references. 

Aimonetti plans to attend a panel about Women in Rails at an O’Reilly Rails Conference taking place today. Apparently the speakers at this panel discussion are all women. God, what I wouldn’t give to be THERE right now.

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  1. Patrick May 6, 2009 4:08 am

    According to the article, it was the creator of Ruby on Rails (David Hansson), not the creator of Ruby (Yukihiro Matsumoto), who endorsed the use of porn in the presentation. You may want to redirect your ire appropriately :-)

  2. Natalie P. May 6, 2009 10:08 am

    I stand corrected. :-) Consider my ire appropriately redirected.


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