Epic Fail at #TCDisrupt SF
Hacks #titshare and #circleshake were demoed at #TCDisrupt in SF yesterday. It stirred up a lot of anger and conversation around sexism in the tech industry. So much that TC issued an apology statement: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/08/an-apology-from-techcrunch/
Please note there happened to be an amazing 9 year-old-girl who presented her hack right after these guys demoed their crappy apps. It's unfortunate this young girl and other women who participated had to be subjected to this misogyny and abuse.
WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN TECH. If there was a better gender balance, these type of apps/comments/presentations wouldn't exist today and if they did, they would not be tolerated so easily during the initial screening process. I highly doubt these guys would have built #titstare if they were hacking alongside a group of female engineers. While I do think TechCrunch could have done a much better job of screening, I think its a result of a much bigger problem.
In reaction, I had to create this: