PyLadies also addresses issues that women face within a male-dominated industry and provides a judgment-free and competition-free atmosphere for them to learn and grow. The effect on the larger Python community is visible in the numbers. Female attendance at the annual PyCon US conference in California in 2012 reached 11pc – the first time the figure had broken into double digits. This year, PyCon US 2013 had more than 20pc female attendance, and the number of female speakers matched that.
[ via Silicon Republic ]