The Mrs Triggs Problem
First given at RailsConf 2022 in Portland on Thursday, 18th May 2022.
Thanks to Emma, Vaidehi, Nadia and Jemma for reviewing early versions of this talk and their invaluable notes.
And particularly to my other half, Jo.
“That’s a good suggestion Mrs Triggs, perhaps one of the men in the room would like to make it?”
As a society we have an attribution problem. People who look like me get it easy. Let’s push back on the default stories & myths of the programming community.
Warning, may contain content that will make you uncomfortable about your own past behaviour. But you’ll leave better able to provide a better industry for your fellow humans.
…will end up here…
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