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"Big Dongles" / Adria Richards

Last posted Mar 21, 2013 at 03:26PM EDT. Added Mar 21, 2013 at 02:49PM EDT
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Last weekend at PyCon, a Python programming conference SendGrid employee Adria Richards tweeted about a group of devs who were joking about “big dongles” right behind her. According to a blog post, PyCon staff took care of the situation. However, the discussion continued on Twitter with the hashtag #donglegate. The developer making the jokes got fired from his employer, PlayHaven. However, this morning SendGrid also publicly fired Richards via Facebook and Twitter. They are also under DDoS attack to top it all off.

Daily Dot
Adria’s tweet stating that SendGrid supports her
SendGrid’s termination tweet
Facebook post firing her
Buzzfeed post

Mar 21, 2013 at 02:49PM EDT

It should also be mentioned that PyCon has, as of 4 hours ago, updated their code of conduct in response to this incident

There are also several threads about this incident on reddit.

Two posts in the anti-SJW subreddit, r/tumblrinaction


r/geek again

Numerous threads in r/mensrights (Some them repeat the same info already shown by Amanda and I’ve hence left them out)
And many more.


And for fun


*Note: SRS does have a thread about the incident but I’d rather not support the fempire by directing traffic toward it

Last edited Mar 21, 2013 at 03:20PM EDT
Mar 21, 2013 at 03:00PM EDT

amanda b. wrote:

@sitrep, do you know what was changed?

Pycon pretty much tightened the process by which rule violations and harassment were reported and made this entire process confidential.

They also added in the “We don’t support shaming” clause.

Here’s a direct link to their site.

Link for the glory of longcat

Also, I dun goofed and the update was made yesterday.


Mar 21, 2013 at 03:26PM EDT

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