I write stuff. A lot. I write a lot of stuff. Constantly. Blog posts. Tweets. Emails. Slack updates. And while I like to think I do a decent job of highlighting projects, rarely is my writing revelatory. Or brave. So when someone writes something that is difficult and revelatory? I notice.
Like take Leah Weitz, from Portland’s Cloudability. Who wrote something this week that needed to be said. About the all too prevalent bro and frat culture at tech events.
….but it’s not the end of the world. For every bad encounter, there are so many more good ones. And I am so glad for that—in fact, I would love to simply dwell on the fact that the vast majority of the folks that I meet at tech events are lovely. But improving that ratio of good-to-bad depends on recognizing and reacting to the bad.
But not everyone appreciates this kind of honesty.
Been the recipient of many critical, disparaging & downright cruel comments today—but support has far outweighed the bad. Inspired & happy.
— Leah Weitz (@Leah_Weitz) October 13, 2015
So if you read one post today—and why for the love of Mike are you still reading my drivel—please go read Leah’s thoughtful post.