I'd like to turn your attention to a great read in the Idiosyncratic Routine blog written by New York-based infosec practitioner Amber Baldet. In the post\u00a0 "Ragequitting SummerCon," she writes of the "burlesque thing" that flavored the recent SummerCon event in Brooklyn.\tThe opening should give you a sense of what follows:\t\t\tThis past Saturday, I attended\u00a0SummerCon\u00a0in Brooklyn. Despite being \u201cAmerica\u2019s longest running hacker con,\u201d with less than 200 attendees it\u2019s a tiny event, even for infosec standards. It\u2019s this relaxed|elite|familial atmosphere on which the con prides itself, and it\u2019s pretty much a blast.\u00a0Unfortunately but not surprisingly, none of the dozen-ish presenters were women. I can\u2019t fault the organizers for this as to my knowledge, no women responded to the CFP. Much has been written about encouraging women to get on stage and present technical content; I won\u2019t rehash that debate here except to say that more than one woman I chatted with yesterday told me in effect, \u201cAre you kidding? I wouldn\u2019t present here. [The environment here makes it] not worth it.\u201d\tThe post is generating a lot of commentary in the various social networking circles, including this comment -- which I agree with -- from Chris Eng, VP of research at\u00a0Veracode:\t\t\tThis is an excellent article by\u00a0Amber Baldet\u00a0on how to make everyone feel welcome at a technical conference. Remember, "context, not content."\tRead the full post here, and add some useful thoughts to the comments section.