What I like about companies who recruit and advertise using sexism: it lets me know where my friends and I don't want to work. Here's my CNN.com op-ed.
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- Are you basing your comment above on experience, or just pulling that out of your ass? Serious question.
If you asked me, this whole article and discussion is kind of ridiculous, because "brogrammers" aren't a real thing. (You guys do know that it's kind of a big joke, right?)May 11, 2012
- No that one was right out of the nether regions. I think this shouldn't be taken seriously. So maybe by giving women there own name we can move past this. I think this particular dominance of men in programming is a lagging indicator anyway, and it's not helpful to make brogrammers a pejorative focusing on the negative, rather better to focus on the future positive equality.
When I graduated in 2002, from Carnegie Mellon, 60% of the computer science majors where women. Seeing as Carnegie Mellon was ranked the number 1 computer science school at the time, I think any sexism may be from the previous higher ratios, but will most likely resolve itself in the next 10 to 20 years as higher ratios of women enter the workforce.
In other words: "Where my brogrammers at? Where my sisadmins at? Oh, yeah, now it's a party, let me feel the love y'all!"May 11, 2012
- I was basing that comment on the article. In my experience, which has only been at established companies and not start-ups, have been nothing short of professional and typically evenly numbered in terms of men and women.May 11, 2012
- I wonder how many of the commenters today actually read the article, or just heard about it and headed over.May 11, 2012
- CM was the #1 CS program in 2002?
Huh. I would have said UW or Stanford or even Georgia Tech, where a good friend graduated also in 2002 from the CS program. But I sure would never have thought CM. hmmmMay 11, 2012
- I have to say Gina that you make a decent point but on the other hand think of where most of us guys come from. We are the nerds who were put out of any other groups except for this one and were rejected by girls because we were so focused on learning how to make peoples lives better that we didn't take notice of how ridiculous we looked. So now your saying that we have to give up having as much fun as possible in our last group minus comicon? Can the nerds/geeks of the world's rights be infringed upon any further? I do however agree that it has to be toned down a bit. HUGE FAN and love the work that you do.May 12, 2012