(First, let me say this post contains opinion, stereotyping and sweeping generalisations. But that’s sort of the point. Also I don’t pretend for one moment to speak for all girl programmers, I can only speak for myself)
When I first started this blog, I wanted to just post “proper” technical information. I wanted to prove that there are girls out there doing “real” programming.
I specifically didn’t want to talk about my gender. I wanted to prove by silence that gender is incidental to what I do.
But, it doesn’t really work that way, does it?
Firstly because one of the first things I get asked by guys when I meet them in this industry is “why aren’t there more girl programmers?” (that’s after they ask “do you work in HR?” followed by “are you a real programmer?” - I’m not joking, this happened this week).