The start of the second half of the year feels like an opportunity for new beginnings.
These days I am all about the small things. When I look at small things, I think I shall go on living. I am all about enough. It is enough! It is enough!
In a bid to feel less overwhelmed by the volume of content I encounter and consume online daily, I have decided to try reading fewer, and better quality, writing daily. To better commit to this change, I shall post links to two articles here each day.
I am now working in the tech industry and would like to become better informed about the issues around it. From a business perspective, I’d like to learn more about the gaming sector. So I’ll read one piece on that daily. The other will just be something that’s interesting to me.
Here are today’s reads:
Despite all the efforts to increase the number of women in technology, computer science programs in the United States are increasingly male-dominated.
In 2013, 18% of computer and information sciences bachelor’s degree recipients were women in 2013, down from 37% in 1985, according to the National Center for Women In Technology. This has huge implications for women in tech startups or tech jobs in general. The pool is shrinking.
You might assume that the pattern in other parts of the world would be the same, or that it might be worse for women in some places. But you’d be wrong.
Claire always taught me everything is yours, everything is not yours. The world owes you nothing; nobody deserves more or less than the next person.Even as a refugee she always kept one dignified outfit — early on, a crisp white blouse, well-fitting flare jeans, short black boots; later, a brown suit — so she could present herself to anybody, anywhere, as a smart, enterprising young woman, period. She asked no pity, no permission. She was a fact of life, an equal. Nobody needed to know more.
Clemantine Wamariya is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, a refugee – and so, so much more. Here, she tells the story of how she and her sister Claire survived – and survives.
In the year that I am 26, today, a second is added to the calendar for the 26th time. Jupiter and Venus, come together, right now, over me. As always, Keep looking up.