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    SXSW 2011: Music and hack days - where the girls aren't bit.ly/eNeOEh

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    Guardian Tech

  2. Sexist bastards! @flaneur @haynes_dave RT @guardiantech SXSW 2011: Music and hack days - where the girls aren't bit.ly/eNeOEh

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    eartle

    Michael Coffey

  3. Oh dear. RT @eartle Sexist bastards! RT @guardiantech SXSW 2011: Music and hack days - where the girls aren't bit.ly/eNeOEh

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    flaneur

    Matthew Ogle

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  5. @guardiantech I disagree. I organized @sciencehackday SF (I'm female) and we had a 33% female turnout. Feel free to interview me ;)

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    arielwaldman

    Ariel Waldman

  6. @arielwaldman So why do you think there is such a big discrepancy between female presence at science and music hack days? /cc @flaneur

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

  7. I'm tired of such articles RT @guardiantech SXSW 2011: Music and hack days - where the girls aren't bit.ly/eNeOEh (via @flaneur)

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    utstikkar

    Amélie Anglade

  8. @arielwaldman I've been to music hack days in Boston (x2) + NYC. At all 3, someone asked me where all the women hackers were... :|

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

    @utstikkar I'm tired of articles that just point out the problem, and offer nothing by way of reflection or solutions.

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

  9. @debcha and they insist so much on how we're exceptions that reading it I feel I don't belong! I never had this impression at #musichackday!

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    utstikkar

    Amélie Anglade

  10. @utstikkar Exactly. It contributes to the problem with offering anything else.

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

  11. @debcha I think the best thing u could do would b2 invite ur female friends -hack days are self-organizing + word of mouth can go a long way

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    arielwaldman

    Ariel Waldman

  12. @utstikkar The @guardiantech article demonizes #musichackday, w/o asking why there are so few women in music and coding. /cc @arielwaldman

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

    @arielwaldman I did! But both music and coding are so male-dominated that the Venn intersection is bound to be pretty small.

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

  13. @debcha @utstikkar the last #musichackday I attended I got to sit near a group of guys discussing porn loudly and lewdly.

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    theleadingzero

    Becky Stewart

    @debcha @utstikkar I didn't find the @guardiantech article offensive, merely observational. Lots of white dudes w/ beards. Can't deny that.

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    theleadingzero

    Becky Stewart

  14. @theleadingzero @debcha ok there are issues but our community is not worse than others and this article is not helping attracting more women

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    utstikkar

    Amélie Anglade

  15. @debcha I'm personally on a mission to make hack days less developer-centric, more focused on people w/ various bkgds who have awesome ideas

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    arielwaldman

    Ariel Waldman

  16. @theleadingzero Oh, that's awful! Did you tell any of the organizers? Was that the one in London? /cc @utstikkar

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

    @arielwaldman I think that is an excellent way to get more people involved. #musichackday def focused on being a dev+creating a hack.

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

  17. @utstikkar @theleadingzero @debcha hey guys, guardian article writer here. didn't think it "demonised" a good talk, just something i noted

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    mattpointblank

    Matt Andrews

    @utstikkar @theleadingzero @debcha I don't think women are exceptions though and hope article highlighted the issue.

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    mattpointblank

    Matt Andrews

  18. @mattpointblank Appreciate you noticing! Concern is suggesting #musichackday is F-unfriendly, w/o addressing lack of women in coding/music.

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

    @mattpointblank Which is not to say they can't do better! But articles on lack of women make it harder, not easier, to attract them.

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

    @mattpointblank Article did catalyse convos with/among #musichackday orgs on how to do better--a good thing!

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    debcha

    Deb Chachra

  19. A post inspired by a twitter conversation on women and #musichackdays with suggestions for improvement blog.theleadingzero.com/?p=228

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    theleadingzero

    Becky Stewart