DevDays 2004: attendee demographics.

One more comment on DevDays: is it just me or are developers getting older? Looking around, it appeared to me like the average age of attendees was pushing high thirties. Made me feel decidedly young. Is it that there is no fresh blood in Valley? Was this event marketed only to the “senior” people? Should I remove the quotes?

Or have all the younger devs defected to the OSS side?

On the other hand, there was much comfort (yes, I am being sarcastic) in there being only 2.35 women in the audience. It looks like on that front things haven't changed at all. Unfortunately. A quick anecdote: just a couple of weeks ago I was at client meeting where my counterpart, the head of R&D, was a woman. I caught myself noting how impressive that was. Not because I am a bigot, but because she was the first one I've ever encountered in that position.

posted @ Wednesday, March 10, 2004 7:58 PM

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