Over the past couple years, a larger discussion has been taking place about technical conferences and related events adopting code of conduct/anti-harassment policies. Below are some of the more common questions about and arguments against these policies.
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Nearly a year and a half ago, an incident in the Ruby community inspired me to more vocally support and advocate for inclusive, safe, welcoming events in tech. Myself and others started by speaking to community and conference organizers about what they were doing to make their events an accurate reflection of not only what the community currently looked like, but where we wanted to see it go.
Ashe Dryden is a programmer, diversity advocate and consultant, prolific writer, speaker, creator of AlterConf, and co-founder of Fund Club. She's one of the foremost experts on diversity in the tech industry. Ashe is currently writing two books: The Diverse Team and The Inclusive Event. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Slate, The Nation, Wired, NPR, Bitch Magazine, and more.