Posts Tagged ‘Feminism’

Encouraging women to attend your conference

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I have just come back from an excellent PHP NW 2009 conference. Yes it was great because of the content, the atmosphere, and the people; but it was also great as I considered it a very female friendly conference. I’ll be blogging about the conference elsewhere. This post is about how conference organisers can support and encourage women at their conferences using the conference as an example of good practice. (more…)

The power of social networking

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Yahoo! Open Hack Day Taiwan started October 17, 2009. This is an event held for members of the Yahoo! Developer Network (not Yahoo! employees). As part of the entertainment they employed lap dancers at the event! (more…)

The rise of Geek Feminism

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

My first degree was in Physics. There were only two or three women on the course. After University, partly to keep my father happy, I became an accountant. Again women were in the minority. It was not like science as at least two of my managers were women, but it still had a boys club feel to the industry. I returned to University to study a Masters in Computer Science and again I was one of the minority. And so on…