By Sage Lazzaro

It’s no secret that female tech workers often feel uncomfortable at Silicon Valley conferences and the social events surrounding them, where many “brogrammers” are more interested in the open bar than networking and companies as prominent as Microsoft hire women to pose in bikinis.

To battle this type of environment, a startup that’s been on the forefront of gender equality in the tech field decided to host a more female-friendly alternative to an afterparty at the recent Big Data Hadoop summit in San Jose, California. Arcadia Data—a data discovery and visual analytics company—produced “Night of the Living Data,” a sketch comedy performance (which you can watch a clip of below) to explore the controversial gender issues of the tech industry.

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