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I've spoken to three brilliant professionals in my industry who wrote off conferences entirely: even when there's no four-alarm controversy at a conference, the general boys-club atmosphere is exhausting to deal with. Worst of all, guys in tech are often deeply invested in the idea that the world of software development and web tech is meritocratic, colorblind, and utterly equitable. Accepting that everything isn't kosher isn't just an admission that something needs to be done. In many ways, it's also the death of the ego-boosting myth that geeks automatically fight *against* bullying and discrimination.
I (and many other people) have debated the nature, scope, and impact of the problem in numerous other posts. 2012 stands out as an eye-opening year for me, though -- realizing how much shit my female colleagues have to put up with, and how much we all lose when they decide it's not worth the frustration. Anther guy I was talking to this week said that this is just a distraction from "real problems" like the economy and totalitarianism and the environment. I call bullshit: if "save the planet" is the only acceptable thing to talk about, cancel all the tech conferences, because SASS and NoSQL are far more "trivial" than treating women like the peers they are.
I (and many other people) have debated the nature, scope, and impact of the problem in numerous other posts. 2012 stands out as an eye-opening year for me, though -- realizing how much shit my female colleagues have to put up with, and how much we all lose when they decide it's not worth the frustration. Another guy I was talking to this week said that this is just a distraction from "real problems" like the economy and totalitarianism and the environment. I call bullshit: if "save the planet" is the only acceptable thing to talk about, cancel all the tech conferences, because SASS and NoSQL are far more "trivial" than treating women like the peers they are.
##Deliver more than you're paid for (but don't do it indiscriminately)
This is something I think applies to my own work, as well as the work that we do at Lullabot. Working to deliver more than is expected, to master skills that one would only expect in the next "tier" of seniority, to anticipate and understand business needs that are normally beyond the concern of a contracted development team… Those are all ways of doing Good™, and putting more into the world than we take out. Even more than that, they're ways of training ourselves for bigger and better things. It's easy for me to say that I *want* to work on larger, more strategic projects. Making it happen, though, requires treating even the smaller and more focused gigs with the same respect, attention, and consideration.

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