Women in Programming

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What is your opinion, why is there more men than women programmers?
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because women like the easy stuff? ... but there are women out here who are programmers and the number increases day in day out... the men will be in for a bigger surprise some time soon :)
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Pffft. Women have been programming men since the beginning of time!
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hahahahaha! :D I totally agree :)
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joebert wrote:
Pffft. Women have been programming men since the beginning of time!


Eish, too true. I just think the concept of programming is not one that appeals to woman. It is not as social as other lines of work. I have met one or two but they generally move on to project management or the likes. Nothing to do with intelligence, all to do withinterest :)
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Rabid Dog wrote:
joebert wrote:
Pffft. Women have been programming men since the beginning of time!


Eish, too true. I just think the concept of programming is not one that appeals to woman. It is not as social as other lines of work. I have met one or two but they generally move on to project management or the likes. Nothing to do with intelligence, all to do withinterest :)


agreed, how many girls spent copious amount of time on the computer like nerds :P
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me :)
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prog_beginner wrote:
me :)

HOOAH!
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prog_beginner wrote:
me :)

yes you are one but if you look at the estimated ratio;

Men 1 in 10

Woman 1 in 100

but yea was just making the point. not often you see a female developer but they are turning up more and more these days.
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I agree with Rabid Dog. Programming is not glamorous and holds the geek stereotype. Who knows maybe it will change in the future.
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I think it's the whole fear of being stuck in tech support pool with a bunch of guys wearing Mr. Spock ears and watching South Park and Gorillaz videos that does it. I do remember learning the basics of coding on my amiga 500 ;)
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one of the few :) As for the spock ears, well, I was born with a set of those :D
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.. and I confess to liking Gorillaz videos :)
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sherma wrote:
.. and I confess to liking Gorillaz videos :)

I am sorry, I nearly pee'd myself when I read that. Anyone else got some dark geek secrets they want to share? :D
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Ada Lovelace, look her up :)
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I don't think the thought of sitting in a room full of sweaty fat nerd guys or skinny guys with pimple/spots all over the face attracts girls that much. And thats probably the image many girls have of programmers.

Also I think there is a image that programmers are kinda odd and wierd to deal with.

Would a guy want to job with only ugly nerdy girls? Some wouldn't mind but you rather pick the job with the hot girls I think. :)

Also girls gets attracted to the wrong things when sitting in-front of the computer. They just have to login to any site basically and all guys will be there talking to her and licking her feet's and she feel like all special (chatting is rewarded and the girl feel good/flattered and want to do it again). While guys gets no attention at all usually and learn that the internet is a place of rejection from hot girls. So they look for something else to do while at home and thats how I think you create a computer nerd that want to grow up and make softwares just like Bill Gates.
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WritingBadCode wrote:
Would a guy want to job with only ugly nerdy girls? Some wouldn't mind but you rather pick the job with the hot girls I think. :)

Not true at all. I pick the job I'm good at, enjoy doing, and happen to make decent money doing. I choose to *live* near where the night life, fun, and girls are ;)
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Ag it is all over rated anyway. If I had my way it would be nuclear holocausr, massive EMP and back to farming for everyone! Ah yes, happy days.
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I did, Gosan, wow! How ironic. Amazing that anyone would even think in those terms 150 years before the capability to use it was heard of.

Rabid Dog, why? lol. I like the group and especially their videos ;)P
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There is nothing wrong with geeks they are just like big children lots of toys and in their own little world.
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prog_beginner wrote:
because women like the easy stuff? ... but there are women out here who are programmers and the number increases day in day out... the men will be in for a bigger surprise some time soon :)


Not surprised. I have worked with female colleagues in Canada, the USA, and India, and while they are a minority, they are growing each year.

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