[Conferences] Statistics of all Python conferences
mmueller at python-academy.de
Sun Oct 31 12:45:51 CET 2010
Am 31.10.2010 11:45, schrieb ॥ स्वक्ष ॥ :
>> # This was the biggest PyCon ever.
>> # The percentage of women was about 10% this unusually high
>> # for this kind of conference.
> Honestly, this statistic makes me uncomfortable, for a number of
> reasons. I'm involved with a number of women-in-floss projects and the
> pressure to stand up and be visible or be counted is immense<-- this
> makes it hard on those that dont seek attention because of their
> gender. While I am aware that diversity matters and its important to
> get that data out there, but, with all due respect, there is the risk
> of being reduced to a mere statistic, when your presence is mere
> tokenism for being politically correct** and nothing beyond that.
The 10% was public announced at the conference and can probably be seen
in the corresponding video. If I remember right on Feb. 20th by the
conference chair Van Lindberg. So it is nothing new in any way.
You can find this information at different places, for example here:
The statistics is in no way target towards getting gender specific data.
The 10% above are just a comment and serve as an example if there
was something noteworthy not captured in the numbers.
This is the form for the survey. There is nothing gender specific
It is just about counting how many attended.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions to improve the form.
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