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.