----- Original Message ----- 
From: David Alan Black <dblack / candle.superlink.net>
To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 6:52 AM
Subject: [ruby-talk:28757] Re: How can we get publicity for 1.8 release?


> > other ideas?
> 
> Yes: I'd like to see more women involved with Ruby, and I'm
> considering (though haven't done it yet) making some kind of contact
> with one or more women programmers' organizations to encourage them to
> have a look at Ruby and its community.
> 
> I'd be very interested in hearing from any women on this
> list/newsgroup on the question of what form such outreach might take.
> It seems to me that there's no reason for this not to be among the
> areas where Ruby breaks a familiar cycle or two.

I'll second that. There is a shortage of women in 
computer science as in most engineering 
disciplines.

I haven't done any studies, but I almost think that
the female presence on this list is even less than
the industry norm. Perhaps just a wrong impression
on my part.

Hal Fulton