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On being a girl in computer science— a confession.

zanytomato:

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I’m a programmer.  A software engineer by some standards.  And I’ve been coding since I was a little girl— I first started poking at BASIC on my dad’s TI99/4A around age five.  I note that neither of my parents are particularly tech-savvy, and I grew up in a household where there was no particular attention (that I can recall) given to the fact that as a young woman I could attain whatever career I wanted—it was just a given.

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    Sounds a lot like me when I was a teenager as well. - I’ve also been contemplating the idea of “for-girls” events, when...
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    Finally someone who gets me :(
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    Worth a read.
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    Lots of interesting points that ring home even if you’re not in CS.
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    Fantastic read, be sure to click through and read the comments too!
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    yeah, for me, women’s computer lab events are some of the few i can actually go to and enjoy, while i agree that a lot...
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    Yes yep definitely okay. Going to call hackernews right now and give them the good news. I’m reaching for my phone right...