why is attending GH such a big deal?!

Pivotal yom
Nov 14, 2018 17 Comments

I still see people on linkedin with titles like “GH18 scholar”/“GH18 attendee”

Wtf is so great about attending a conference.
I get it, you had a good time, but calm down. Saw a few more posts on linkedin about GH last week

Edit:
TC- 180k.

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Google sweetzuck
    Virtue signalling
    Nov 14, 2018 0
  • McAfee JohnMcPee
    I don’t get it either. The value of a conference decreases significantly with the increase in the number of attendees.

    But hey, you better not call it out, lest you be branded a misogynist.
    Nov 14, 2018 9
    • Mphasis / Consultant McMoney!
      Thanks @Absolut for backing me up!
      Nov 14, 2018
    • Yahoo cumin
      If it's a reputable company, they operate GHC interviews in a similar way as on-campus interviews or put everyone through the regular pipeline (faster than applying online). None of my past companies ever gave out job offers just like that.
      Nov 14, 2018
    • Mphasis / Consultant McMoney!
      Not true cumin, but can’t divulge further without compromising the companies and the candidates’ info.
      Nov 14, 2018
    • Amazon Absolut
      Same here. I know some FAANG level companies who did this
      Nov 14, 2018
    • Amazon Absolut
      The problem is none of us can speak out against it because we’ll be labelled mysogenists and/or fired
      Nov 14, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng DiscEquity
    Because we have nothing better to put.

    I put "Won the late night raffle at a hackathon".
    Nov 14, 2018 0
  • PayPal rennman
    This diversity shit doesn’t make sense...hire people based on merit ... simple rule... if you are trying to correct mistakes of the past by hiring people even when they are not competent enough you are making even bigger ones in the process
    Nov 14, 2018 0
  • Mphasis / Consultant McMoney!
    @Tati - “I’ve heard”. How about “I was there” - that’s certainly more credible.
    Nov 14, 2018 1
    • Oracle / Eng Paad
      Yes, I did attend it this year. If it makes any difference
      Nov 14, 2018
  • Mphasis / Consultant McMoney!
    Visibility: Lots of companies reach out for interviews. Lots of them host breakfast/luncheons/dinners/happy hours and essentially you have a great time connecting with amazing women across different companies and industries and seniority levels.

    How’d I know: anyone’s guess
    Nov 14, 2018 0
  • Oracle / Eng Tati
    I haven heard it's all about bitc***g be it your spouse or manager - in short all men are insane and all women are fairies
    Nov 14, 2018 0

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