To reiterate, I support you. And the effort.
I can pay for bracelets/stickers/t-shirts/*, and will be happy to help
you publish the blog post.
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On Thu, Aug 10, 2017, at 11:28, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> On 8/10/2017 9:55 AM, Myrle Krantz wrote:
> >> I'll personally pay for a batch that says Code Like a Girl. Myrle if you
> >> have ideas of something pithier that is broader, I am game. Compute Like
> >> a Girl?
> > That's awesome of you Kevin!
> > Be sure to credit Cornelia Davis -- she was the one handing them out
> > at SpringOne. I don't think they were her idea, since it wasn't a
> > Pivotal logo, but she was handing them out because it's important to
> > her.
> > How about "Commit Like A Girl" ? You're right that "Code Like A Girl"
> > isn't broad enough for Apache.
> Roger about Cornelia Davis. I've reached out to her. Code like a Girl
> might be a specific program / NPO that I don't want to step on.
> Commit like a girl sounds might be thought of like a date/couple
> commitment thing.
> But as I wrote SK, the "like a girl" is purposeful and I want that
> spirit to remain. Yes, it's a dig and it's a direct response to the
> treatise on women being unfit biologically for the tech field written by
> the now fired Google employee.
> Tech like a Girl
> do IT like a girl
> Sally, I mentioned a PR but that might be too much of a dig to do
> officially. A blog post stating the ASF support of women in technology
> might be better especially since I have zero problem offending anyone
> offended by the concept that women are not biologically incapable of
> tech work. Far as I'm concerned it's like bug spray if they decide to
> avoid me, all the better. So yeah, perhaps I should write a blog post.
> Likely better if a woman writes it. But I'm happy to push the idea and
> use the bracelets and push them.
> So thoughts on the exact slogan and we'll get the bracelets ordered?
> I'll drop the idea of a PR and I'll pay for them if there isn't
> budget/support otherwise.
> Kevin A. McGrail
> Asst. Treasurer & VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation
> Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
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