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psfk in Arts & Culture — Documentary Delves into Lack of Diversity in Tech — By Marnie Kunz on September 10, 2014

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psfk in Arts & Culture — Documentary Delves into Lack of Diversity in Tech — By Marnie Kunz on September 10, 2014

‘CODE’ explores low percentage of women, minorities in computer science A few women – such as Yahoo! president and CEO Marissa Mayer – have climbed to the high ranks of the tech industry, but there is still a long road to gender equality in the field, as the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap shows. In the 70-minute film, director Robin Hauser Reynolds explores tech industry demographics, probing why there are such low numbers of female computer engineers at tech and social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, Apple and...

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San Francisco Business Times, “The female Pinterest engineer who pressed tech giants to air embarrassing diversity numbers” — by Patrick Hoge, August 4, 2014

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San Francisco Business Times, “The female Pinterest engineer who pressed tech giants to air embarrassing diversity numbers” — by Patrick Hoge, August 4, 2014

Before the recent wave of big technology companies releasing diversity data, there was a one-woman effort by Tracy Chou, a software engineer at the social bookmarking website Pinterest. She issued a call last fall for hard numbers showing how many women engineers worked at tech companies. That is data that tech companies had kept under wraps despite requests from media and pundits, but Chou got the ball rolling herself by posting numbers for Pinterest, with the approval of the company: It had 11 women engineers out of 89, or 12 percent. .......Read the full article...

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Mother Jones in Politics — “Welcome Back to Silicon Valley’s Biggest Sausage Fest” — By Josh Harkinson, September 9, 2014

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Mother Jones in Politics — “Welcome Back to Silicon Valley’s Biggest Sausage Fest” — By Josh Harkinson, September 9, 2014

The TechCrunch Disrupt conference now underway in San Francisco is arguably the most important annual gathering for tech startups. It's also a notoriously hostile environment for women, as made clear by last year's conference, whose hackathon produced an app called "Titstare," which let the user "take photos of yourself staring at tits," not to mention "Circle Shake," an app that measures how fast guys can masturbate. The TC Disrupt crowd tends to be 80 to 90 percent male, as you might infer from my bathroom-line photo yesterday. Mike Judge lampooned the conference's "brogrammer" vibe in his HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley....Read...

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