Are most programmers male?

Peter Hansen peter at
Sun Aug 11 18:07:58 CEST 2002

Lance Ellinghaus wrote:
> My wife [...] says that for her, she chose a profession that dealt with 
> people and not computers, she is a Physician Assistant-Certified. 

I deal far more with people than with computers in my day to day work.
I hire people who know how to deal with people well.  I don't hire
"programmers", I hire intelligent, enthusiastic people with good 
communication skills, who have be trained or learned to program.
And one of those "anti-social engineer types with no people skills".

I suspect most physicians' assistants have to deal with computers
a fair bit these days, too.

Nobody should be pigeonholed, including "programmers".


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