In the past week, there have been a couple of really crappy instances of sexism in the tech world. And if there’s one thing we work really hard on over here at both Defrag and Gluecon, it’s making sure that sexism isn’t tolerated at our shows. In fact, one of my absolute favorite people in tech is Laura Merling. Laura is beyond brilliant and leading the charge on all things API at Alcatel-Lucent (a job that most people wouldn’t have the spine to pull off).

This morning Laura and her team got in touch with me. In the wake of this past week of sexism in tech, Laura was wanting to buy passes for 10 female developers to attend Gluecon. And how cool is that?

It’s a first come/first served proposition, so hit Laura up on Twitter to grab one of the 10 free passes. #screwsexism