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PyCon Twitter Callout Incident

Weezul (52464) writes | about a year and a half ago

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Weezul (52464) writes "Adria Richards of the spam emailer SendGrid overheard two men seated behind her at PyCon make a sexual joke amongst themselves about "big dongles". Apparently one had previously said "I would fork that guys repo", which apparently she took as a (gay) catcall of sorts, although whether the comment was even an intentional double entendre remains unclear. In response, Ms Richards photographed the two men and asked her 9k twitter followers to identify and berate them. She also reported them to officials at PyCon. As a result of the twitter storm, one of the men was fired by his employer PlayHaven. Ms Richards defended her actions saying "I realized I had to do something or she would never have the chance to learn and love programming because the ass clowns behind me would make it impossible for her to do so." Earlier at the conference, Ms Richards publicly cracked jokes about attendees putting socks in their pants to mess with TSA agents."

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