How many of you who know female programmer? I know many, and they’re darn good. But still it seems that programming and hacking is dominated by male. I think that’s because their voice isn’t loud enough. There are so few startups founded by women for example.
Paul graham have a good explanation on this,
I read on the Internet (so it must be true) that only 1.7% of VC-backed startups are founded by women. The percentage of female hackers is small, but not that small. So why the discrepancy?
When you realize that successful startups tend to have multiple founders who were already friends, a possible explanation emerges. People’s best friends are likely to be of the same sex, and if one group is a minority in some population, pairs of them will be a minority squared.
Yeah, they’re few but they’re growing. So, every woman in the house, please stand up, and count yourself here : phpwoman.org.
Hmm, i cann’t wait to see they make their own version of phpMyAdmin, phpMyWoman maybe? :p