- It all started when @sqoot announced an "API Jam" on twitter:
- Which originally linked to this.
- The developer community, because it loves both code and realtalk, spoke out and called bullshit.
- — Pete Karl II (@steyblind)Tue, Mar 20 2012 07:23:11@sqoot this API Jam page is incredibly offensive. 'Featuring' women, booze & massages is just the kind of popped-collar BS we need less of.
- — Dannel Jurado (@DeMarko)Tue, Mar 20 2012 12:58:01Not only do they diss pizza, but also sexist remarks? Shame on you Boston API Jam http://www.rebeccamurphey.com/i/4f68c81fecfb5.png …rphey.com/i/4f68c81fecfb5.png
- — Kassandra (@kassandra_perch)Tue, Mar 20 2012 12:52:57Watching the Boston API Jam go down swiftly in flames of outrage is really bolstering my faith in the developer community as a whole.
- @Sqoot initially clarified that they, in fact, were just being hilarious.
- Then, they Internet-chest-bumped with bros who didn't realize women could attend hacking events to hack, rather than to serve beer. Boom!
- — Jeff Clark (@ClarkleSparkle)Tue, Mar 20 2012 07:33:46
- So developers started reaching out directly to sponsors:
- — Pam Selle (@pamasaur)Tue, Mar 20 2012 12:24:50Hey @cloudmine, why are (were?) you sponsoring the (sexist) Boston API Jam? https://img.skitch.com/20120320-fmsc5mciy8e7n3nxhakmegxxg9.png …m/201marcweilscMcCorkley3nxhakmegxxg9.png cc @marcweil @mccorkley
- And then sponsors started to bail.
- Some just asked for unspecified "amends." I mean... ok.
- — WorkBar Coworking (@WorkBarBoston)Tue, Mar 20 2012 13:03:15Torqued about the sexist comments on the Boston API Jam. It's not who we are nor what we want to be part of. Pushing @sqoot to make amends
- But, nerds were heartened!
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