I’m afraid that women may fall into the trap of thinking that it is harder than it actually is and thus approach it with an expectation that they can only scratch the surface and cannot go deeper.
By Jane Wang (Hacker, Hacker School)
Why you ask?
David Albert, a co-founder at Hacker School, a program that is targeting towards 50% female enrollment, says software engineering requires less pedigree than other competitive professions, because a degree says less about how good someone is as a programmer than his or her code.
It’s hard to argue with good code. True to the Hacker Ethic, software engineering is a field for real meritocracy.