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Github Puts Co-Founder On Leave, Begins Investigation Into Discrimination

from techcrunch.com: Amidst claims of sexism and intimidation at the startup, Github is making moves to quiet the uproar surrounding the departure of engineer Julie Ann Horvath. This evening in a blog post, CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath said the company had begun an investigation into the reasons for her leaving. On Friday, Horvath announced that she had resigned from the startup through a series of tweets that indicated harassment against her by someone at a leadership position at Github. Later, she provided a fuller account of the events that led up to her departure to TechCrunch, which included allegations of intimidation by the wife of one of the co-founders, as well as an increasingly sexist environment against women.

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