What started out as some vaguely sexual jokes by a programmer has led to two people losing their jobs, after a tweet went out publicly shaming the joker.
At PyCon, a conference for those who use the programming language Python in California, two men were making jokes about “big dongles” and “forking” behind SendGrid developer evangelist Adria Richards. According to Richards, she heard the jokes go on for a while before feeling like she couldn’t take it anymore, and upon seeing an image of a little girl from a young coders event on the presentation screen, she was motivated to turn around, snap this image, and post it to her Twitter account with the caption, “Not cool. Jokes about forking repo’s in a sexual way and “big” dongles. Right behind me.:”
— Adria Richards (@adriarichards) March 17, 2013
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