20 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Women

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By Fredric Paul of New Relic 2 days ago.
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Perhaps Beane and Silver helped inspire the Stanford Women's Basketball team , which made it all the way to the Final Four while helping make this awesome # NerdAnthem music video:

In fact, that video is a follow-up on a Nerd City Kids video the team made a couple years ago. The team's star, Chiney Ogwumike, spent two months last year interning in the Nigerian petroleum ministry-hardly the mainstream off-season. By now, all of Stanford has bought in …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 1 month ago.
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…men and women entrepreneurs were surprisingly not in the older age groups, but the younger ones. Women entrepreneurs were more likely to start with less funding (mostly from personal and family sources), less likely than men to be profitable at the established business stage, and nearly twice as likely to cite inadequate funding as the reason they stopped their businesses.

Younger entrepreneurs had the highest intentions; older entrepreneurs had the highest established business ownership.

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By Desdemona Bandini of New Relic 5 months ago.
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Women from throughout the rural provinces who've suffered with fistula conditions were receiving the surgical care they needed, restoring their dignity and their place within their families and communities. Children born with cleft lip and cleft palate were being treated by the finest plastic surgeon in the country. Premature newborns, who 10 years ago would have had little hope for survival, were being nursed to health in CURE's Neonatal ICU. Afghan doctors, men and women who were …

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On James on Software 6 months ago.
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tl;dr :

Doing open source work is a path to success in the software industry.

Women are underrepresented in open source, and therefore largely not currently capitalizing on this substantial opportunity.

The open source world is daunting for everyone, and it's especially bad for women.

I am offering my time to mentor a woman who is interested in getting involved in open source — particularly deeply technical and/or low level work. Also, this .

The last paragraph explains how to get in touch if you're interested.

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On Labnotes 8 months ago.
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…the wrong side of history if you try to fight this

§ Yes, this still happens, to the tune of $ 6.5 million: Man Creates Very First Website for Women Ever .

§ On Amazon: a collection of some of the funniest, top-voted reviews written by your fellow customers .

§ Cory Smith :

New trend: Reasonably sized data

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By Assaf Arkin of Labnotes 8 months ago.
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…summary:

You are literally on the wrong side of history if you try to fight this

§ Yes, this still happens, to the tune of $ 6.5 million: Man Creates Very First Website for Women Ever .

§ On Amazon: a collection of some of the funniest, top-voted reviews written by your fellow customers .

§ Cory Smith :

New trend: Reasonably sized data

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By elliot of townx - tech 10 months ago.
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…Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There by Sinclair McKay

Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris

Elidor by Alan Garner

The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

Mockingbird by Walter Tevis

Choices by Christopher C. Teague

Osama by Lavie Tidhar…

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By Sarah of the evolving ultrasaurus 11 months ago.
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They say women are disempowered in our society.

On April 9, 2013, we celebrated the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

This day marks how far in 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.

That is APRIL 9th, over three months into the year.

Women in the United States are paid on average 77 cents for every dollar paid to men [ 1 ].

Women currently hold 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and in the Fortune 1000, a whopping 4.5 percent of CEO positions are held by women [ 2 ].

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By sarahm of Lessons Learned over 1 year ago.
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…addition, we heard regularly from people who'd found out about our call for speakers through Women 2.0 and other mailing lists we worked with.

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Our four-pronged approached generated really encouraging, even exciting, results. We're further encouraged by the fact that we didn't execute this plan perfectly, so there's still room for improvement. Here's what we we'll work on next time out.

Coordinating our approaches. As noted above, in addition to our public …

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By Sylvia Vu of New Relic 6 months ago.
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…and Mountain View for 6th-12th grade girls: http://lpfi.org/hackathon

And remember, through our partnership, all Joyent customers get New Relic Standard free of charge at newrelic.com/joyent .

The post FutureStack Sponsor Highlight: Joyent - What? More Women at FutureStack13? appeared first on New Relic blog .

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