The organizer of the meeting made a public statement on two scheduled speakers (This,ThisAndThisPost) said that they did not participate in the meeting this year, decided to cancel the event, on the grounds of fear of lack of diversity.
In PHP.CE Home We also noticed that the organizers specifically emphasized the importance of diversity: DIVERSITY MATTERS!
PHP.CE claims to be committed to creating a meeting that is as inclusive as possible, hoping to showcase talent across Germany and welcome international peers to express their views.
The cause of the incident should beeducationKarl Hughes, Chief Technology Officer, The Graide Network, he is on TwitterMessage representationI was disappointed with this speech conference, which was composed entirely of white males.
Later, PHP developer Larry Garfield learned about the situation and became the first person to publicly announce that he would not attend the conference. He was attacked by the Drupal project for a special Sexual Culture (BSDM) project.Expulsion. He was on the blog last month.Post announcingI quit this year's PHP.CE conference because there were no female speakers at the conference. Larry said that after learning that there were no female speakers in the conference, he had negotiated with the organizers and proposed some feasible solutions to reduce costs. His plan was to cooperate with the conference organizers to subsidize the travel expenses of the participants because They knew that the cost of international travel might prevent women and other less representative groups from submitting proposals, but the organizers said they did not accept such arrangements. They pointed out that only one woman submitted a meeting proposal this year, and this proposal was repeated with the one published at the local meeting last year. The organizers firmly stated that the collection phase of the proposal has ended and they are now reluctant to contact new people.
For Larry Garfield's exit, one of the organizers, Dariusz Grzesista, responded that diversity and inclusiveness are goals to be promoted, but should not be at the expense of the quality of the presentation.
Subsequently, developer Mark Baker also decided to leave the conference, for similar reasons to Larry Garfield. He believes that diversity is more important than giving a speech.
This political disagreement has long been commonplace in the technology community, and Node.js, Python, Django, Redis, CouchDB, and LLVM have all dealt with issues related to diversity, inclusiveness, offensive language, or offensive behavior.
However, for the cancellation of this meeting, some people think that the main reason is not political differences, and it is more likely that the ticket sales are not good.