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They did the same thing last year: http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/09/taiwan_open...

To quote: "The evening entertainment (Hack Girls) was an interesting contrast to Girltalk at Sunnyvale Open Hack Day the weekend before."

Also on FlickR, from 2008: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myhsu/sets/72157607394199935/?p...

And: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/hackgirl/

I can't find any kind of confirmation anywhere that this kind of thing is considered normal for a business conference in Taiwan. Perhaps people are confusing car shows (or arguably computer games shows) with a hack day?

I moved to Taiwan last year, and I can confirm that dancing girls are very common in all kinds of irrelevant contexts, particularly expos. It's weird to me, but I haven't heard any women here complaining about it.

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