[hackerspaces] Women in Makerspaces

Philip Poten philip.poten at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 17:59:28 CET 2013

2013/1/17 David Powell <davepow16 at gmail.com>

> At Baltimore Hackerspace we have been 100% male until last month. We had
> the occasional Female come through the door but for whatever reason they
> never come back.

I think I can help you there:

If a hackerspace has one female and she wants more females in the
> hackerspace then she should start a campaign to find more females. It could
> be that she host a class about e-textiles or whatever it is females like to
> talk about.

The onus is on the hacker space community to open up - but not as white
knights, but as a community that continuously re-examines it's stereotypes.
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