Bias row sinks British Ruby Conference

The British Ruby Conference 2013 has been cancelled, due to accusations of gender bias that caused sponsors to get cold feet. The line-up was said to be all white and all male.

On the conference website, a statement said the speaker line-up was selected on the basis of knowledge, and calls for proposals were open to all Ruby developers: "Our selection process was the content and nothing more. Not the individuals [sic] gender, race, age or nationality. It's about community. It's about helping one another to strive for success and drive budding developers to do the same."

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