Archive for July 11, 2012

Google Summer of Code has so few women

I didn’t know much about the Google Summer of Code before I saw this blog post.  I was vaguely aware of it, but wasn’t aware of its scope and process.  I am surprised that Google would invite so few women to join the program.  I’d like to hear what percent female is the applicant pool. Are there more women available that Google isn’t picking?

In recent years, less than 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women, so it’s not at all surprising that GSoC’s numbers are similarly low. For the 2012 program, just 8.3% of accepted students are female, a dismally low number. But, Google reports that the percentage of women in the program is increasing, slowly but surely. Last year, women only made up 7.1%, so this year is a good improvement.

via 15 Cool Facts About Google’s Summer of Code – Online Universities.

July 11, 2012 at 2:41 am 3 comments


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