Saturday, 7 January 2012

3 things about women in IT

I read a request for blogposts on "Women in Tech". Here are three observations:
  1. The percentage of women taking A-level computing in the UK was never >50% (quiz question - in what year was this exam first sat?), but this already low proportion took a significant dive around 1984. Now why's that?
  2. In 2008 I gave the welcoming address to the inaugural Lovelace Colloquium for women students in Computing. This was the only time I have been in a full theatre and been the only man. As someone present said to me: "Now you know how it feels".
  3. In our household, the gender divide of computer scientists is 50:50. This system works pretty well.

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