The latest study on workplace culture in tech shows that a toxic work environment contributes to tech’s overall diversity problems and costs the industry more than $16 billion each year. Quelle surprise.
Women used to make up nearly 40% of computer science majors. Now, that number hovers under 20% despite numerous diversity initiatives. Where have all the female coders gone? The answer might surprise you.
In this article Tracy Miranda talks about the lack of diversity at conferences, why it’s getting harder and harder to find the women in the Eclipse community and how to fix this issue. ” I dream of an Eclipse community with the reputation as the open source community of choice for women,” Tracy says.
We’ve previously written about the diversity issues that the IT industry faces and felt it was time to turn the attention to our own actions in this regard. Here we share how we’re hoping to get more women involved in current and future JAX conferences. Can you help?
In another blow to the plight of achieving diversity in tech, Chinese startups have apparently started hiring “programming cheerleaders” to spur on their mostly-male developer workforce. From general chit-chat to ping-pong, the practice is catching on.
Want to put your tutorial-writing skills towards a worthy cause? JAXenter are now accepting original programming tutorials for publication accompanied by a charitable donation! Read on to find out which charity is featured.
Being a woman in tech is tough. But throw being a non-geek in a tech world into the mix, and you’ve got twice the discrimination on your plate, says open-source newbie Jodi Biddle.
RSA Conference organisers have cracked down on so-called “booth babes” in a bid to stamp out the harassment and sexism that often occurs at expo-style events. Pretty-on-purpose recruiters are just adding fuel to the fire.
As the latest to release their diversity figures, Microsoft has quietly joined the ranks of other big companies to report disappointing findings in gender and ethnic diversity.
Many commentators have taken insult at the new developer Barbie doll – but let’s take a look at her programming skills before we go judging her.
There was once a time when women and men shared an equal interest in the programming world.
Attractive women face less bias when they acknowledge their appearance in interviews for typically male positions, research shows.