DjangoCon Europe 2017 - The road to unempathic communities is paved with good intentions

Speaker: Erik Romijn (a Django team member, chair of the Dutch Django Association and co-organiser of various conferences) - also called "a neo-liberal emotional djihaidst"

Imagine somebody falls for a scam - there is laughter, there is mocking. Because we are not empathic with the people caught in the scam - inexperienced people, sick people, ā€¦ this is heartless. The tech community is very focussed on itself and neglects to be empathic to people different from us, whom we provide products and tools to.

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