Peer learning and gender discrimination

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I studied computer science, but I learnt Unix from my peers. Unix is ugly and complex, it isn't good material for university learning, it's more like an abstract trade skill. We messed around with various projects, used a student run server called "yoyo", set up websites, etc.

Teachers are well aware of the need to not discriminate by gender, but an undergraduate student? I was not the social butterfly I am now. I lacked the skills to untangle my own motivations. I don't recall collaborating with any female peers on anything technical until I started postgraduate study.

I don't have a solution. Just highlighting this as a problem.


See also: http://adainitiative.org/




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