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    Worth noting that the “Principles” exam seems to be what Rutgers called “intro to CS for non-engineers”. Definitely great to see gender symmetry there, but not exactly the end of the asymmetry we’re seeing in tech workers.

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      This sounds great on the surface, but it seems strange that the article mentions neither the total number of students taking the exam, nor the percentages of female or minority students. An increase in the number of females taking the APCS exam from 2,600 to 29,000 over ten years could be a statistical improvement, no improvement, or even a decline – it depends on the number of males. I don’t know what to think now.

      We desperately need more diversity in tech. Here’s hoping.

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        Uh, yeah, it totally has charts of the percentage of female and underrepresented minorities. Did you read the whole thing!?

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          Ah, you’re right and I am an idiot for not registering the y axis on the second graph. But glad to be wrong.

          Percentage up about ten percent in ten years. That’s decent.

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            It’s 18.34% => 23.25% on the engineering-bound test: https://code.org/promote/ap

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        Great! I guess this means we’ll soon have “enough” women in tech then.

        But where are all the one-eyed midgets?! I’ve been in tech for a long time, but haven’t seen even one! We may have won a battle, but the war for moar diversity rages on.

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          Please be more constructive in your comments on these kinds of topics. Being this facetious doesn’t help anybody.

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            Being this facetious doesn’t help anybody.

            I actually had a point, as you’re far too rational not to understand. You weren’t actually upset by what I said either.

            Our Western societies are swirling down the drain in large part because people have been divide & conquered into bickering over fake controversies like this. It won’t stop until people stop taking nonsense seriously.

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              Our Western societies are swirling down the drain in large part because people have been divide & conquered into bickering over fake controversies like this.

              And yet, here you are to bicker over it. Again.

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                Have you been raising the level of discourse here by trolling more people?

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                  Fair call - I apologise for my uncivil and uncalled for remark, and retract it.

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          Identity politics

          Don’t oppress me, people who are on lobster and also complain about identity politics are in a minority. You are not a bigot, are you?