GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath announced in a blog post Sunday that the company was launching an investigation after allegations of gender-based "harassment" at the open-source coding platform.
On Friday, Julie Ann Horvath, a prominent engineer who spearheaded women's initiatives at GitHub, took to Twitter to write about the harassment and intimidation she claimed she suffered from leadership at the company.
In a subsequent interview with TechCrunch, Horvath explained why she had resigned, painting a dank picture of systematic gender discrimination, as well as intimidation from one co-founder and his wife. Another engineer, she alleged, had damaged work they'd done together after she rebuffed his romantic advances.
In his response, Wanstrath said the co-founder in question, as well as the engineer, have been put on leave. The founder's wife is no longer allowed in the office.
—By Nellie Bowles, Re/code.net.
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