Although not (I think) as bad as the incident at DemoCamp 9, I found a not-insignificant level of sexism in one of the presentations at last night’s DemoCamp 12: Alec Saunders of Iotum was demonstrating their Talk-Now service, and his demo scenario involved himself and three (presumably fictional) others: Frank, John and Jill.
Frank, he wanted to talk to about the budget.
John, he wanted to meet for drinks after work.
Jill, however, he wanted to ask out on a date.
Is it just me, or is it too much to ask that some man, somewhere, depict a woman in a technology demo scenario as something other than a sex object? Who knows, maybe Alec’s bi, and his “drinks” with John was just a thinly-veiled euphemism for wild man-sex, but that wasn’t the impression that I had.