It’s not how programmers are normally portrayed

11 Sep 2014


One 2013 study of Indian engineering students asked whether they ever felt left out in an academic setting. About 8 percent of female engineers reported such feelings, while almost 20 percent of male engineers sometimes felt left out.

In another study [of Indian engineering students] female students described the culture of computing as one that prizes meticulousness, intelligence, sociability, and mutual assistance.

A culture of computing which prizes sociability, and mutual assistance. Oh.