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Cliff • Edited

I'm glad you've had a mostly positive experience. I certainly notice women in the development world, and in the broader engineering environments I work in, but when we're working on something, I'm talking dev-to-dev or engineer-to-engineer, not man-to-woman. Anyone not interacting from the context their shared goals and/or shared interests has something wrong with them. This goes for gender, race, nationality, disabilities, and anything else that makes us different. Clearly none of us are truly "colorblind" to these differences, we can see them, but they are merely descriptors that should fall away when real communication begins.

I've looked at a lot of code, and one thing I can tell you is that nothing about any of that code has ever said to me "a man wrote this" or "a woman wrote this" or "someone whose parents weren't born here wrote this".

If a human created it, as a human I can understand it.
The only thing I can say about this is that I'm not even sure I can always understand code that I created!