It's frustrating to see mom-in-the-abstract still being used as jokey shorthand for a lack of familiarity with specific technical subjects. That framing really gets this piece off on the wrong foot, and it's entirely superfluous since the remaining 90% of it seems to be aimed at people who are actually getting involved with a dev team, not at answering the usual "so what do you do, exactly?" holiday dinner-table questions.
So glad to see I am not the only one frustrated over the "explain it to your mom" thing. My mom's a kickass banker and I can never match her expertise in her field, so it would be hypocritical of me to expect her to understand mine. This elitist attitude about tech expertise really bugs me.
Sorry girls! Didn't wanted to frustrate anybody! I was choosing between some other relatives and finally decide about mom :]
Should I use grandpa? ;)
Good content for someone who is curious but will have to agree with the the people above. There is a serious lack of women in tech and to feed the stereotype is just wrong.
you might think about the feedback that your chosen framing device has nothing to do with the rest of the piece anyway?
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