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Gender bias in the tech recession?

Posted by johnm on June 12, 2003 at 10:22 AM PDT

As I've been walking around, sitting in sessions, and generally being a nuisance, I've been struck by the fact that there seems to be a noticeably larger percentage of female developers at the show than in previous years.

Yes, this could be explained by the fact that there are fewer total people here this year so perhaps it's just more striking to my less saturated brain but.... What about in the overall technology world? Given the relatively small percentage of female developers floating around, are they getting laid off less than male developers?

I also think there's some sort of inverse correlation with total number of "booth bunnies". I only saw two booth bunnies (at the SpiritSoft booth) and they seemed to have been dismissed after the first half of Tuesday.

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