“A crowd of about 100 was packed into the conference room, overflowing into the aisles. Van Horn stood stiffly in the center of the room, clipboard in hand, boyishly hip in a grey blazer, expensive-looking jeans, and eyeglasses with flashy white stems. He began with a story about chasing down a job at Digg, the once popular bookmarking site, shortly after he graduated from the University of Arizona. He said he’d won over Digg’s elusive cofounders by sending them ‘bikini shots’ from a ‘nudie calendar’ he’d put together with photographs of fellow students posing in their swimsuits.”
Does Silicon Valley have a “brogrammer” problem?
So someone — multiple someones — thought that this was okay, which is the really scary part. People are stupid, but when this shit is so entrenched in startup culture that nobody else even mentions “hey, this is probably a bad idea,” something is actually broken. (Thank god I have the option to just walk straight out of any interview that brings up crap like this.)