Newbie questions (advocacy included)

Aaron J Reichow reic0024 at
Mon Apr 15 21:37:06 UTC 2002

There was a post a month or so back on c.l.s about that... someone made
some remark about Smalltalk appealing to their emotional side, or some
similar culture-specific thing.  In any case, I've observed the same
thing, especially when I interned at Progressive Insurance- on the
particular team with which I was working, 4 out of 10 developers were
women; 0 out of 3 for architechts/senior developers; and a whopping 4 out
of 4 for the testers, 2 of which did some bug-fixing.  I was impressed
with the relative balance of the place.


  Aaron Reichow  ::  UMD ACM Pres  ::
"a system based on exchanging products inevitably channels wealth to a few, and
   no governmental change will ever be able to correct that."  ::  daniel quinn

On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, jennyw wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 10:39:56AM +0100, goran.hultgren at wrote:
> > But sadly there are VERY few women on this list (and thus I guess in the
> > Squeak community). I find that somewhat strange.
> Strange. One of the things I thought was interesting about Squeak was that
> two of the core developers are women.  When I was programming in Smalltalk
> (about 10 years ago) I remember seeing women's names, like Adele Goldberg
> and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock(sp?).  I have always been under the impression
> there are more women involved in Smalltalk than many other languages.
> Jen

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