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How many programmers are actually female?

This is a discussion on How many programmers are actually female? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by oskilian Did you actually knew that the first programmer ever was a woman? her name was Ada ...

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    Originally posted by oskilian
    Did you actually knew that the first programmer ever was a woman? her name was Ada Lovelace, and I believe that there is an alternate programming language still around called Ada.

    Oskilian
    yep. I read an article about her. Frankly, she is the mother of programming language.
    Never end on learning~

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    *sigh*.... how many times are we gonna see this freakin poll??
    EntropySink. You know you have to click it.

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    Now, If a woman was the first programmer ever, and if we are insane to be programming, what does that tell us about women?

    Is there some hidden agenda?

    (No offence ladies)

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    It doesn't matter whether you are male or female to be a programmer...

    All you need is a programmer's brain.
    It's unfulfilled dreams that keep you alive.

    //netboy

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    Spoken like a true programmer!

    People may say we are crazy to stick with the machines, but I say not! we all deserve to be different. we are the future!

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    or we just want a good standard of living...male OR female? Huh
    Such is life.

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    @ " How many programmers are actually female? "
    I don't think there is an accurate answer to thius question.
    do you mean how many female programmers access this board?
    anyhow, programmers are programmers, software engineers, or whatever you want to call 'em.
    as long as they are of big help, learn to respect them.
    (and then there are the people that you shouldn't care about like me).
    now, who cares if they are male or female?
    no offense but why does this thread sound so feministic?
    people should get along with each other here...
    think only with code.
    write only with source.

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    Yeah, stop bashing the females. They're good at cooking, cleaning, and making me my damn supper.

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    45 votes, yet there are almost 5000 registered members here...interesting

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    Make it 6 now and at the uni I go to, there is only a handfull of us females and the funny thing is, we are all pretty good at what we do....that is, programming and helping the guys program

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    simple is always an understatement.....

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    I'm the only person I know in real life that is a programmer

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    Wasn't it a female that coined the phrase "computer bug"?

    Anyways, my thoughts on why girls don't like programming, or computers in general:
    1. They don't like the future it depicts: Sitting around typing away at a computer, be it alone or next to a bunch of geeky smelly ugly hunch-backed computer nerd, the future looks grim.

    2. females usually stick to the steriotype of being a housewife, however I have seen that those who choose to do something REALLY do it! If the girl becomes a programmer she doesn't just sit around a programming board 24/7 partaking in mindless conversations, she is instead out to become the best programmer she can be (and usually acheives it, it's just that most want to be housewives).

    3. They are smarter, they don't wast time on boring message boards like the mindless men around them (I am Male, it's just that I spend a lot of time around females so I am wording it the way they would).

    Can't really think of anything else to say.
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    >" How many programmers are actually female? "

    hm... well if you've read about me in the past... you might recall that at one point it was verified that i was 85 percent female and 15 percent male... seek and ye shall find...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    I think there are both good female & male programmers.
    There does seem to be more male programmers though.
    Considering that 2 out of the last 5 instructors I sat in on
    to critique were females & that most of the females in
    the classes did well, I think female programmers will be
    around for awhile

    -fox
    Last edited by fox; 08-18-2002 at 12:40 PM.

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    >I think that the female mind is better suited to programming-Prelude
    Yes I agree When I develop programs, I often ask girls to evaluate the finished products and they tell me what to improve. I tend to be result-oriented in my approach (to the extent of sloppy coding sometimes) but my girls are the ones who suggest some program elegance. They are quite meticulous.
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