Women have made great strides since we entered the workforce. We have a foot firmly in the door, and are scrambling for seats at the table. Now that we are in the system, it’s painfully obvious that the rules weren’t written with our requirements in mind and the code is woefully outdated.
How do we adapt the mad skills we developed to break into a male dominated industry, to find our niche and encourage more women to join the ranks? Are we going to settle for minor bug fixes and a superficial graphics refresh, or are we going to work together to rewrite the operating system?
We may not be able to accomplish everything at once but we can do something at once. We can start by re-programing ourselves, open-sourcing that code, and building a self-healing network and an operating system that is resilient enough to support our growing community. Let’s get started now!