Women in Tech.

Ruth Reyer on September 13, 2018

Everywhere you look there's a group, a tweet, an ad, an inspirational quote, all geared at getting women empowered into entering the tech world. ... [Read Full]
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"It feels like you're walking into a windowless room with colored Christmas lights on the floor. ..I like white space and breathing room. I like soft, soothing colors"

Point taken. I had not considered this perspective.

Code on!

 
 

There's no need for women to be treated any different than men no matter the workplace. I've met and worked with many women who are absolutely outstanding developers, people that have inspired me to continue going as a dev and grow those skills I have. As long as you've got the skills required, can work with a team, and most importantly make some great memes thats all that should matter.

Great post Ruth, looking forward to seeing more!

 

My only wish is for the workplace to let women, queer, or disabled people be bad at coding and still give them a chance to thrive or stick around just like the bad and/or mediocre dudes.

 

Good work Ruth. long back when I started my first programing with C in 1991 (gee, i'm showing my age), and started working in the gaming company after many years, I didn't see many women around me. Time has changed certainly, it is so good to see heaps of brillent women in our area. Even in Dev.to i see many smart women and I'm proud be one of them. keep up the good work!

 

I spent last summer learning C and absolutely loved it. That's awesome that you discovered that interest long before it was the trending topic. Programming is definitely a fun field to enter into right now, once you get past the confusion of all the stacks of web stuff. Thanks for commenting!

 

I see no reason to see women in tech as more special persons than any other tech people. Be a good tech and I'll like you. Simple as that.

 
 

Personally, I don't understand the need to treat women or men differently based on what they want to do. People are different, regardless of gender and they should do whatever they want to. This post is talking more about your personality traits than anything that can be generalized to your gender and as such I'm not sure what take-away I should get from this, but I'm sick of labels, the IT-is-so-sexist thing (which, in EU at least, I have not noticed and I'm sure if you look hard enough, you find sexism anywhere, solution here is to grow a thicker skin) and so on.

I long for the days where we all stop being butthurt about things and just do whatever we want to.

 

No, solution is for sexist people to stop being sexist. If we keep ignoring sexism it will only get worse. It would be great if everyone had the chance to do what they wanted to do and that's the reason why we should make IT careers better for women who are interested in them. Something obviously isn't right if after so many years of contribution to the CS by women we have much less women in the IT sector.

One of the reasons I would personally like to see more women in IT is a form of different perspective in building software. A man and a woman can look at the same piece of software from different angle and some woman with a good eye for details can spot things which her male colleague overlooked or propose a different way to solve some problem.

 

It's a two way street tho'. The whole feminism movement which should aim for equality seems to think that the only sexist party is men, which isn't true, yet men are supposed swallow it down and deal with it, right?

There is no one feminist movement. There are various schools of feminism; liberal feminism, Marxist / socialist feminism, anarchofeminism, conservative feminism... The only thing which connects them is the belief that men and women should have equal rights. Two feminists can have completely different views on various topics.

If you aren't sexist you don't have to worry. If a person tells you that you're sexist by default just because you're a man, that person isn't a feminist. Simple as that.

I'm just confused as hell by all of this. I just want to make cool stuff and I really couldn't care what gender, color or religious beliefs the person has that I'm making the cool stuff with. I do agree with you tho'.

It's nice that you don't care about it, I don't care either. But it's true that there are jerks out there who do and who should be confronted for it.

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