Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

“You are building the future – build the one you want to live in.” Inspiration was rife and passion was tangible in the air at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held this year in Houston, Texas. This … Continue reading Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

“Women Are Not Developers” and Other Nonsensical Sayings

WRONG. And yet, as I venture into more software packages, I find stereotypes in even the simplest of things, like training graphics.   The training graphic above is clean, elegant and easy to use. I’m a developer, so I should click the developer button. But why is its icon a man, while the content admin is a woman? I let it slide this time. Then, in another document, I came across a similar situation, but in a diagram. This time, the developer was male and the front-end user was female. Wow. I understand where the stereotypes come from, but why … Continue reading “Women Are Not Developers” and Other Nonsensical Sayings