GitHub Engineer Julie Horvath Quits Over Gender Harassment

julie ann horvathA high level woman engineer at GitHub, Julie Ann Horvath, has quit the company saying that she was subjected to gender harassment by the leadership of Github. She has tweeted quite actively on Twitter about this:

I’m incredibly happy to moving on to join a more healthy work environment, with a team who doesn’t tolerate harassment of their peers.—
Julie Ann Horvath (@nrrrdcore) March 15, 2014

I’ve been harassed by ‘leadership’ at GitHub for two years. And I am the first developer to quit.—
Julie Ann Horvath (@nrrrdcore) March 15, 2014

I regret defending GitHub’s culture to feminists for the last two years. I’m sorry to everyone I’ve hurt in doing so.—
Julie Ann Horvath (@nrrrdcore) March 15, 2014

In one day, all of the work I’ve done at that company to be a better place for women to work has come undone.—
Julie Ann Horvath (@nrrrdcore) March 15, 2014

There are good people at GitHub and leadership should be accountable to them, not predators and harassers.—
Julie Ann Horvath (@nrrrdcore) March 15, 2014

Horvath had joined GitHub in 2012 and was the founder of its Passion Projects series in which women tech leaders would celebrate the wonderful work being done in tech industry by women.

The public relations manager of GitHub Liz Clinkenbeard has not responded and simply said that she was getting information about the allegations.

Hovrath has not given much details about the allegations against GitHub but has said that she will write about this in detail soon.

This is yet another strong indication that something is seriously wrong with the state of women in the tech industry.

GitHub is the social network for developers and is currently valued at $750 million.

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