Reply to post: Re: This needs to stop

Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship

jh27

Re: This needs to stop

> Prior to the 70s, yes, there was discrimination, and largely a lack of extensive education in fields that led to some roles.

Prior to the 70s, computer programming was a largely female profession. It was seen as an extension of the role of 'typist'. It was a role that required great accuracy and attention to detail and was an area where (largely) female typists had already proved their skills.

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