Saturday, 15 March 2014

Influential developer leaves GitHub alleging gender harassment

GitHub has become one of the leading tools for companies and open source projects to collaborate on code with others, and it's also been trying to promote the role of women in tech through a monthly talk series called Passion Projects. But now the talk series' creator, developer Julie Ann Horvath, says that she has left GitHub over issues of harassment, writing that the work she's done to make the company a better place for women has come undone. "I regret defending GitHub's culture to feminists for the last two years," Horvath writes on Twitter.

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