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(via TechCrunch)

twitter-balance Like a lot of tech companies in Silicon Valley, Twitter last year published numbers about the different backgrounds and cultures of its employees, and its numbers were revealed to be rather white and very male. Specifically, as of last July, 70 percent of its employees were men, and 72 percent of its managers were white.
Mother Jones called the numbers “embarrassing.” Twitter… Read More

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women who code

Silicon Valley is far from the only tech hub with a gender diversity problem. Take Algeria, for example. Racha Bella, a 28-year-old pharmacist from the capital Algiers, chose to pursue coding after her baccalauréate exam qualified her for entry into the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique, a school for computing in Algeria.

While pharmacy was potentially a stable and lucrative career, Bella craved for something more. “Pharmacy is pretty awesome, but it didn’t have the self-satisfaction. I wanted to do something that would make me more confident about myself,”… Continue reading