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Female Founders Conference Live Stream [video]
59 points by craigcannonhttps://blog.ycombinator.com/watch-the-female-founders-conferenc...
leejoramo - 1 hours ago
More info here: http://www.femalefoundersconference.org
munchbunny - 16 minutes ago
I think the quote is a valid point. How do you fix gender
imbalance issues? Well, partly by balancing genders better in
highly visible places. The "how" is very, very tough, but the
goal is worthwhile.Also, "the world needs more women-led
companies" and "the tech industry needs more female engineers"
are not mutually exclusive. "The world needs more women-led
companies" also isn't mutually exclusive with "the world needs
more ____-led companies". I know that's not explicitly what you
said, but I want to address the inferred sentiment because it
shows up every time one of these discussions happens.
dang - 16 minutes ago
People who insist on relitigating this from first principles
every time anything in the category comes up are trolling,
whether they mean to or not. Why? Because they force everyone
else to either (a) cede the field or (b) suffer the soul-crushing
boredom of engaging in an argument they don't want to have, one
that is always the same and never leads anywhere but
nastiness.Here's the first principle that really does apply here:
Hacker News exists for the gratification of intellectual
curiosity.There is no intellectual curiosity in this battle?only
resentment and repetition, the chocolate and peanut butter of
tedium. You can agree with either side ideologically, or with
both, or with neither, and still know that such flamewars are off
topic here, because they violate the core value of the site so
badly.Imagine a 2x2 matrix in your head. "Angry tedium" is the
quadrant we most want to avoid.
dang - 45 minutes ago
"Please avoid introducing classic flamewar
sheisawhatnow - 18 minutes ago
Please don't take downvotes personally; I think people are just
downvoting the entire subthread because it's off-topic, and
dang - 30 minutes ago
Would you people not conduct this tedious flamewar for the
twenty seven thousandth time? It's blatantly off topic and
most of us want to sleep the sleep of the dead when we hear
it.This goes for both sides, insofar as continuing the
argument only feeds it.
noloblo - 28 minutes ago
I agree dang :)
dang - 25 minutes ago
It is the poster child for flamewars. Moreover we've
asked you twice before not to do this. That path leads to
getting banned on HN, so please stop.
toufka - 19 minutes ago
Pretty cool lineup. Even just a few speakers in, it's clear for as
much commonality as exist between companies and founders, there are
also a lot of differences in how to successfully approach different
industries. It's validating(?) to see how different companies' &
founders' personalities interpret and make good on otherwise simple
aphorisms, "be tenacious", "measure, achieve, repeat", "just
start". I like seeing that different interpretations are in
themselves successful when applied to the appropriate domain.
blhack - 17 minutes ago
There are at least several comments in this thread right now that
are some version of "I don't like this because it is
segragatory".Here's why I do like this: because I have young
nieces, and I want them to have role models that look like them. I
have a 12 year old niece that I try to expose to as much positive
encouragement around her ability to create things as I can, and
things like this are a HUGE help.So good. I'm glad this exists,
and I hope this continues to exist for years so that when my nieces
start getting older, I can show it to them.I think if you don't
have daughters, or don't have young girls in your life, it's really
easy to overlook how powerful the zeitgeist is. Music, movies, pop
culture, business, everything seems to be wanting to steer these
people in a specific direction, and if that direction is something
you disagree with, it's REALLY difficult to get around it.
primigenus - 15 minutes ago
I really appreciated the insight by Poppy CEO Avni that pursuing
your passion might lead you to think you know what you're doing and
not be open to feedback, whereas pursuing a combination of
curiosity and frustration is much healthier. Food for thought.
toufka - 10 minutes ago
An important nuance between the idea that you should be trying to
solve a problem vs your problem. Identifying your problem gets
you aimed correctly and can be a significant insight, but if you
don't accept feedback by dint of determined (unselfish?)
curiosity you're likely to overshoot what is actually marketable.
dang - 48 minutes ago
We've banned this account. Please don't create accounts to break
the HN guidelines with.https://news.ycombinator.com/newsguideline
theossuary - 56 minutes ago
Not the place or time, go vent your frustrations in a blog post
and see if it makes the front page on its own merits
drenvuk - 50 minutes ago
Was this advertised a few days ago somewhere else? It would've
been nice to know about it ahead of time.
craigcannon - 28 minutes ago
we'll post the talks on youtube after the event.