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Etsy Hacker Grants Support Female Programmers 211

Posted by samzenpus
from the glass-coder-ceiling dept.
samazon writes "Online retail shop Etsy announced a living-expenses grant program for women interested in attending the free Hacker School 3-month programming course. The program is hosted in various New York locations (NYU and Spotify have both hosted sessions) and not only is Etsy offering $5,000 grants to ten women who are accepted into the program, they're also hosting the summer course, and have offered enough space to double the class size to 40 students."
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Etsy Hacker Grants Support Female Programmers

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  • So... (Score:4, Funny)

    by XPeter (1429763) on Wednesday April 11, 2012 @06:25PM (#39651185) Homepage

    Can they teach my girlfriend how to play Starcraft?

  • Re:Sexism (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 11, 2012 @07:16PM (#39651847)


    Well at least you admit it by signing your posts that way.

  • Re:Sexism (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 11, 2012 @09:29PM (#39653117)

    You don't understand. Every good thing that happens disproportionately to men is evidence that we live in a sexist patriarchal society. Any scientific evidence that men are better at something than women due to innate differences is evidence that even scientists are corrupted by sexism.

    Every bad thing that happens to disproportionately men (or good thing that happens to disproportionately women) is evidence of men's stupidity, women's greater ability, or men perversely preferring this state of affairs. Any scientific evidence that women are better than men at something is just the scientific truth, which won't go away just because men don't like it.

    Consider it a Feminist version of Bayesian updating.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"