Jaysus lads, could it be anymore male centric? Looking at the attendees list shows that Clare Dillon is the only female going to BarCamp Ireland so far. Clare certainly is no token but it could easily appear that way. Is the tech sector that male heavy in Ireland? I said male heavy, not heavy males. Where are all these women in tech? Where are the role models if someone wants to be a techy? Role models are about people you identify with, right?
Indeed it is. Heavy with heavy males, at that.
Knew I should have studied feckin IT and not Communications – duh!
We need to cross-promote the BarCamp through a traditional channel like Women in Technology or maybe through the Irish Software Association. If Karlin mentions the event in a column, you’ll get better gender balance as well.