Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Episode 19: Company Apprenticeships and Gender Questions

Bart and Pete discuss encouraging in-company learning and soon veer in to the topic of gender in tech and gender questions in general.

Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_19.mp3

Show notes:
  • Does having the word "boobs" in the description or title boost our search score?
  • Does a CS degree help with a job in IT?
  • CS may help for programing, but not really so much in IT
  • Programming can be self-taught
  • Pete laments a lack of apprenticeships for programming
  • Bart laments a lack of in-company mentorships
  • Pete thinks it's not worth it without a measurable profit to the company
  • Are free lunches for camaraderie, or a way to get more productivity?
  • On a person-centric note, gender and technology
  • Also, most awkward segue ever!
  • Linux journal article referenced: Click Here
  • Do girls do better in "girl classes" because they pretend to be stupid for boys?
  • Pete is essentially accidentally offensive
  • What is harassment?
  • Loyalty for a company
  • FaceBook added 50 options for gender

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