We’re not programmers, so we’d barely heard the name GitHub before this month–yet the company just provided an interesting example of a tech company responding to self-created controversy.
You probably know the story, but…
A female engineer resigned from the company and spoke to TechCrunch in March, describing a culture of sexism and intimidation and specifically accusing the company’s co-founder/president and his wife of behaving inappropriately.
The news got even more attention thanks to a string of recent reports about the poor state of gender equality in the tech industry.
While the president resigned, the company’s CEO claimed in a blog post that its own internal investigation had uncovered no evidence of wrongdoing.
Yesterday, however, GitHub changed course.