[tor-project] Meanwhile, at library conferences for coders--

Kate ailanthus at riseup.net
Wed Jan 27 16:50:37 UTC 2016

Ah, good point. But this would be a good problem to nail down and solve.
These folks have--this group has conferences all over the US so they
likely have wisdom to impart in the future.

I remembered at 32C3 (read a study somewhere and then
saw it in action) that lack of childcare is actually one thing keeping
*women* from attending hacker conferences.


Ian Goldberg:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 04:48:19PM -0500, Griffin Boyce wrote:
>> Kate wrote:
>>> Hello Kate Krauss,
>>> If you are planning to use the on site childcare during the 2016
>>> Code4lib conference, you will need to sign up by January 31st. The
>>> childcare provider we are working with has asked for ample advanced
>>> notice to ensure that we secure the right number of childcare staff for
>>> each day of the conference.
>>   This is great to see -- and increasingly common!  HOPE is doing
>> this, various usability-related events have started doing this, and
>> IFF/CTF has considered doing it as well.  I wonder if event most
>> organizers just don't see it as a need, or if they can't get the
>> logistics figured out.
> Having dealt with this in the past as an event organizer, one major
> issue is that, depending on the jurisdiction, the insurance/liability
> implications can range from "throw a little money at it" (i.e. easy) to
> "all conference organizers have to get the super-duper 'works with
> children' background check" (i.e. ~impossible).
>    - Ian
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