15% and 35% are two numbers that have been proposed as thresholds: for a minority to feel like more than a token, you need 15% representation, and to feel equal, you need 35%. Code for America is 46% women. By Michelle Lee (2012 Fellow, Code for America) I’ve spend the past six plus months working [...]
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There are so many ways to support each other – even signing up for each other’s apps and giving feedback is invaluable. We should all help each other. By Joanne Lang (Founder & CEO, AboutOne) AboutOne would not be where it is today without the support I received early on from Philly Startup Leaders (PSL). [...]
Talking with Girl Develop It, Ladies Learning Code, Web Start Women and Startlucks. By Jennifer Lindner (Organizer, RailsBridge & Freelance Open Source Developer) There’s a rapidly growing movement of women teaching women technology skills: all over the Americas, self-starting organizations are running hands-on classes to huge success. Girl Develop It, Ladies Learning Code and Web [...]
By Jessica McKellar (Software Engineer, Ksplice, Oracle) I want to share an email I received recently from a woman named Pam. It is a response to an email I sent to the DevChix mailing list, calling on DevChixen to attend PyCon, the largest annual Python conference, and submit posters for the PyCon poster session: “Holy [...]