Ever since I looked up the data a couple of years ago and found it to be far more fascinating than I expected, it’s been a bit of a hobby for me, to follow the trajectory of the percentage of women in computer science. The U.S. data is very easy to get. You can find…… Continue reading 2020 update: women in computer science
In addition to all of the traditional reasons for supporting diversity, I propose a new reason: that diverse teams will support each other better, resulting in a higher-quality work environment for everyone. The percentage of women in tech is currently unsustainably low, yet if we can raise that percentage and build a culture of welcoming…… Continue reading Another reason to care about diversity
The way we talk about engineers impacts whether people try engineering, how confident they feel, and our perception of their competence.
Our production of CS degrees has gone through a couple of boom-and-bust cycles, and we’re currently well into a third boom. Meanwhile, the percentage of women in CS peaked at its all-time high in our first boom and has declined with each bust since then.
A podcast about how stereotypes affect who goes into software engineering… Starring yours truly! https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2018/01/31/developer-stereotypes-with-sue-loh/