Building Diversity in IT: reading recommendations roundup
There's a conversation going on at the day job about how to encourage diversity in hiring and retention. Of the places I've worked, this one actually looks pretty good at hiring all kinds of people and encouraging all kinds of perspectives -- at least compared to the miserable state of affairs in tech companies generally. ("Be located downtown in an ethnically diverse city, not out in the suburbs" is something that, I've noted, helps a lot). Nonetheless there are some notable gaps, such as in gender segregation of roles (i.e. a trend towards "girls talk to humans, boys talk to machines").
There seems to be some interest in addressing this and some desire for resources containing smart thinking about it. I called upon the hive-mind for help and here's what it yielded: