Tag Archives: women in IT

Blogging my homework: Teaching IT should not be gendered

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This is cross-posted from my class response on Blackboard to the reading Not just a dollhouse: what The Sims2 can teach us about women’s IT learning. I tried to keep an open mind as I read this article. I really … Continue reading

Language that homogenizes creates losers

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In my last post, I talked about the Gervais Principle and the Company Hierarchy diagram: Notice the huge bottom layer of “losers”. Losers isn’t necessarily this sort of loser: But as Venkatesh Rao (inventor of the Gervais principle) explains, loser … Continue reading

We need a root cause analysis of the gender in IT problem

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The statistics speak for themselves. 24% of professional IT jobs are held by women, even though 57% of professional jobs are held by women In 2008, 56% of all AP test-takers were female, 51% who took the calculus AP test … Continue reading

What do you do for a living?

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I shared a link on Twitter today that I got from the Systers list. The link was to this Dr. Dobbs article, which has since been edited. Basically it’s an article about gnuplot, and there was a link in the … Continue reading