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RubyConf 2013 CFP and Diversity

Posted by Marty Haught on Sep 18, 2013Comments

The RubyConf 2013 program was partially announced yesterday and there was immediate fallout regarding the lack of women speakers. At first, there appeared to only be 2 women-led talks out of 44. Indeed this percentage is terrible and a step back from where we have been. At the same time there has been a lot of misunderstanding and jumping to conclusions that simply couldn’t be answered over Twitter. I’ve been terribly busy and traveling ever since this all came out and I finally have some time to take more than 5 minutes to respond.

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