[Baypiggies] More Female Engineers at BayPiggies and PyCon?

Charles Merriam charles.merriam at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 20:24:54 CEST 2009

Someone asked, so here are a few ways to encourage it:

1.  Seek some good female speakers.  We could lean on Donna Snow to
give a talk, or at least a nugget, on what is involved in an
installation of Plone.   Santa Clara University has an excellent
professor on Image Processing, and perhaps she could come?

2.  Give a few special perks.  Ask if Guido or Alex will inscribe some
give away books or offer words of encouragement?  Create a "Woman of
PyCon" group, or offer to help if such a group were to exist?
Encourage good female engineers to write up an experience story for
Python Magazine and encourage it to be printed?     Yes, these are
going to be a small bias where women get more opportunities than men.
Otherwise, all one could encourage is the overall growthn of the

3.  Just have the BDFL state that Python wants to be the preferred
language of female engineers, that they are welcome, and. and that the
BDFL will occasionally mediate when someone goes weird?


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