So rather than focusing on statistics and math, I'd like to steer the
conversation in a different direction. Let's say Ross is right and more
women chose to take the survey based on the topic -- maybe that's a way to
get women involved in Code4Lib.
Karen had the idea of creating a women Code4Lib IRC channel, maybe that can
be a place to start. Or maybe we have a few women that are willing to step
up and be a Code4Lib mentor to other women -- similar to what we do for the
new member event at the conference. I'd even be willing to step up and
organize that if people like the idea.
On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM, stuart yeates <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> On 06/12/12 09:05, Sara Amato wrote:
>> I'd been staying out of this discussion, but the thought occurs to me
>> that someone with access to the list of subscribers might run that against
>> a list of traditional boy/girl names, and be able to make some guesses….
> That idea runs into problems both with non-western names (there is more
> than one kind of diversity) and those people whose experience of gender in
> the workplace have led them to use non-gender-specific identifiers.
> Stuart Yeates
> Library Technology Services http://www.victoria.ac.nz/**library/<http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/>