@h @jjg I will not be attending the RISC-V workshops in the future. When I attended the 5th workshop, I was really treated write poorly, and in one case quite hostilely, by some attendees. I refuse to further support a venue that attracts bro-anything.
They cater to people on cutting edge of embedded or supercomputing only, for the most part. My talks on the Kestrel has been rejected 3 times in a row. The poster sessions were fun, I did those instead.
@jjg @h I've been invited to participate at the C3 conference, but I just can't afford to go. At least their talks are on a more diverse subject matter where Kestrel-related things would fit a lot better.
But, then again, over on Twitter, there was some accusations of rape culture enabling behaviors that had not been addressed yet; while I'm privileged enough to not have been exposed to that kind of stuff, I certainly don't want to directly or indirectly support that either. So....
although are you've both pointed out ARM/RPi hardware is far from free, AFAIK the events arranged around this ecosystem are usually welcoming/safe as they are often also pitched at family groups and tweens/teens - in my country people involved with them then need DBS (criminal record) check (I'd even have to get mine re-issued for "all ages" as mine an old one specifically for age 80-100+)...
DBS clearance is easy to get and either cheap or even free for volunteers in some circumstances (although for voluntary groups or individuals here its sometimes easier to get it from Scotland rather than England for some reason, in spite of the same data being checked and provided!)
@vertigo Still, it's ultimately the org's responsibility to weed out those people.
If they don't publish a code of conduct or a warning about the consequences of such actions, they're only there to apologise when people are mistreated.
@h Yep, that's why I won't go anymore. They post their event videos online eventually anyway, so instead of paying to be abused by the precious few attendees with an attitude, I prefer instead to just watch them on Youtube.
@vertigo I suppose there's little downside in missing out on networking with people you abhor anyway.
@h Precisely. I see it as a cost/benefit tradeoff that is simply not in my favor at the moment.
Maybe, when/if I manage to build or otherwise contribute to something a bit more impactful, I might consider going back again to give a poster session. But, I seriously doubt I'll be able to land a talk.
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