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WoospireKeymaster@adminJune 19, 2021 at 8:38 pm #32632
Do you know any such story? If yes, please share with us.shaifalikapoor03Participant@shaifalikapoor03June 21, 2021 at 12:15 am #32671
Computer programming is a field dominated by men, right?
Well, in terms of sheer numbers that’s true. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 73% of US computer science workers are male coders. Across technology generally, women are underrepresented. But, recent research suggests that women are considered better coders.
“When I first got into it, nobody knew what it was that we were doing. It was like the Wild West. There was no course in it. They didn’t teach it.” —Margaret Hamilton, director of software engineering for the project that wrote the code for the Apollo Guide Computer (AGC).
An American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for NASA’s Apollo program. She later founded two software companies—Higher Order Software in 1976 and Hamilton Technologies in 1986, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Margaret hamilton is the one Computer pioneer who was critical to landing astronauts on the moon for the first time.
Being a woman she was at first, denied to design the software through coding, but she still followed her path and became one inspiration for all the women around the globe.PALAK KASHIVParticipant@palakJune 22, 2021 at 7:24 pm #32718
Coding has really being game Changer for many women I.T. is continuously growing. Companies is not discriminating men and women when it comes to giving salary. Because of coding women are able to to make their website and can expand their business also many women are trying to start there tech startup. Women are earning better amount because of they are becoming independent and try to fulfilling the their dreams, because coding women are able to understand the coding closely. Some women are working in multi national company such as what’sapp,Amazon and Microsoft.some women is emotional but coding helps tobe patient and be logical and to be practical in every situation.women are trying to learn more skill in coding language and coding language are not much diffcult but it requires sharp focus while typing the codes and there is more requirement according to the research women are considered as better and faster coders.In earlier years women are only allowed to study the home science very few women were allowed to study different science and commerce subjects as a result they were considered inferior in front of men. Coding Field was earlier dominated by men’s only. women started coding and started getting successful in this field. It was one of the way to prove intelligence Infront of society. Women can also teach coding to students there is requirement air can be teacher at byjus and white hat junior,udemy etc. In future I.T.industry is only going to flourish. Women can make bright career coding Field.Manpreet SinghParticipant@manpreetJune 25, 2021 at 9:50 am #32811
How has computer studies changed in the last three decades and is gender representation getting closer? Physical hurdles to coding have evaporated to start with some positive news. In the 1980s, when mainframe computers were still needed for sufficient processing power, we suddenly had cellphones in our palms. The manner in which coding is taught has changed, for the better. Coding allows girls to achieve academic achievement and solve problems. Girls who learn to code can boost their education in a number of disciplines like arithmetic, writing, and creativity.
In 2020, the vast majority of the developers are men, accounting for 91.5% of all respondents, according to a global software developer poll. Only 8 percent of all responses were female developers, reflecting the masculine reality of software development. Coding job opportunities are also improving the financial conditions of women. For a computer programmer or coder, the national average wage is 12 lakh per year. However, you have the ability to make a larger salary after you specialize in a certain coding sector. Salary expectations vary depending on where you work and years of experience. It can b of great advantage for girls living in a slum in India, who can break gender stereotypes by learning how to code and develop mobile applications.Yash TiwariParticipant@yashJune 25, 2021 at 11:08 am #32813
Coding has become the newest way in which computers have been used to do good, making it a trend was seen around the world. There are now an estimated 25 million coders across the globe. Coding helps girls to achieve academic achievement and solve problems. The reason it is a journey of great importance is that coding changes lives significantly for women in India. Academic achievement and problem-solving skills are very important, and coding has a direct benefit on increasing both.
By fully understanding an application, girls have a feeling of mastery and confidence in the application. Girls may not see themselves as numerical wizards or necessarily being studying for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees when they are school-aged girls, but coding can make them better at the quantitative subjects required for high-paying jobs in business & technology. The first hurdle is no longer there. Smartphones are ubiquitous and inexpensive, the ways we use them – for financial transactions, networking with friends, entertainment – are familiar. The second hurdle – social acceptance from parents and others – has also gone. You will find many brilliant girls in the programming clubs of Delhi University, and even in the top engineering institutes.
In India, nearly half of all schools do not have toilets for girl students. In some districts of the country, schoolgirls have to travel more than two kilometers to reach the nearest toilet. Girls often drop out of school in their teens because they cannot physically go to school and because they feel ashamed about using open toilets in front of boys. Poonam Bubna is a teacher who’s working hard to change that. She got training at an institute on how to teach coding to rural girls. The way around this problem is obviously to teach programming language to girls from an early age. It’s hard to imagine life without computer science or coding, says Rashmi Sinha who heads the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) in Hyderabad. Women, she says, have traditionally been discouraged from studying technical subjects — mathematics and sciences.
Any woman can do a code, provided you put your mind against it, code is anyone’s game. There are a lot more opportunities for women in this field but there is still a need to change the traditional mindset that coding is only for men. Girls and women in India are unfairly restrained and facing stereotypes. This is especially true with regards to technology. It’s a popular misconception that males are better when it comes to tech jobs. Even though there have been many pro-active campaigns, the only way to bring about awareness is by example- which will help change the narrative we see in front of us.DISHA SAPKALEParticipant@42dishaJuly 2, 2021 at 10:43 pm #32942
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