I have been working in tech for a very long time. During my early career there were equal numbers of men and women in programming. From about the late 80s there was a drastic drop in the number of women in the field. It somehow became seen as a male oriented field. This is absolutely untrue. We need software that reflects the people who use it that is women, people of all colours, cultures and religions. In order to have the software that we need it must be written by women and men, people of all colours, cultures and religions.
I have been tracking issues with respect to women in tech for some time, mostly kept on my wiki This blog is a change of “venue” where I will keep collecting both positive and negative information about diversity in tech. My calendar and other blogs and wikis may be found here.