ZDNet interviews Susan Buck, a Philadelphia Web developer and tech educator
we featured last December
, about being a woman in the technology arena.
One of the most rewarding things that has come out of my involvement with Web Start Women is the instances when we’ve had dads write in to ask how they can get their young daughters involved in tech and our group. We want to pin a medal right on these parents’ chests!
If young girls aren’t introduced and given access to enough tech before they get to college, they’re already behind. I remember dipping my feet in computer science classes as an undergrad and wondering where the heck the other (read: male) students had gotten all this information that I seemed to be without. It was clear they had been hacking on the material long before they entered those intro classes. Even with my exposure to tech, at times it felt like trying to keep my head above water.
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