PyCon Conference Fallout

Sex jokes at the Pearl software developer conference PyCon last week have lead to the blogger who outed the crude jokesters being fired.

If you are not familiar with the situation an overview is here and the companies’ statement is here.

The situation brings up a common issue in the Red Bull fueled/male dominated start-up space… how to deal with appropriate limits in a workplace that is trying to push boundaries. In many situations, especially when both parties share an employer, there is no easy solution. encourages all companies to purchase employment practices liability insurance to protect against the costs of litigation. Most insurers offer free help lines for employers in difficult situations.