[hackerspaces] Women in Makerspaces

Buddy Smith buddy.smith at ieee.org
Thu Jan 17 18:01:25 CET 2013

Rule #1: When a girl comes through the doors, do NOT try to find her on
social networking or dating sites!

We had several girls run away because they got 5 people messaging them on
okcupid after one visit. Ugh.

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Philip Poten <philip.poten at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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