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julia elman

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I've been fairly silent over the past few weeks. Some of that has been personal time and some for work. Working on something that I hope will be helpful to those of us who are at a loss about the issue of sexual harassment in the tech community. What can we really do and where do we start?

Paul Smith contacted me shortly after my post with an idea his wife, Michelle, had. Why don't we create a pledge where people from the Django community can state that they will no longer attend conferences and events without a code of conduct in place? A simple form where members of the community can sign and pledge their support?

So, I formed a team and we got to working on what is now: http://letsgetlouder.com/

It is a start and I am hoping that it gives a voice to those who want to see things change. Let's get loud and let the world know that the Django community does not agree with this kind of behavior.

Lastly, I want to say thank you. Thanks to all of you who have been supportive over the past few weeks. It has been overwhelming and humbling. I am proud to say that I am a member of the Django community, not only for the technology aspect, but for the people too.