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Tracy Chou, a young engineer at Pinterest, is tackling tech’s women problem head-on. “There are a lot of engineers here,” Tracy Chou, a programmer at Pinterest and one of the fastest-rising engineers in tech, tells me one evening at Dogpatch Boulders, a climbing gym named after the bayside San Francisco neighborhood now transformed into a playground for the start-up set. Climbers scale the walls around us like squirrels navigating the...

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A new Barbie book for young kids is causing controversy because shows Barbie venturing into computer engineering, but a few pages in, she needs tech support from her male friends. The book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer for young kids is under fire because parents say it sends the wrong message to young girls. Once upon a time, Barbie wanted to be a computer engineer. In the new kids book, Barbie powers up her laptop hoping to...

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Currently, in the tech industry there are more jobs available than qualified candidates. Even in good times, half the population is being left behind. Women still make up only a small percentage of the high tech job force. One Bay Area filmmaker looked into what it will take to create a better future for women in the world of computers. In the fast moving world of computer science, one equation just doesn't seem to add up. The number...

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IN THE 1960S WOMEN MADE UP ABOUT 50% OF ALL COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS, SO WHAT HAPPENED? Since her 20-year-old daughter told her she was dropping her computer science major in college, Robin Hauser Reynolds has made it her mission to understand why the coding industry can be so unwelcoming to women. Why is it that while 37% of U.S. college computer science grads in 1985 were women, today only 17% are? Reynolds has talked to women coders,...

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