Sunday, 12 January 2020

What I learned going from prison to Python

quote [ Less than a year ago, I was in San Quentin State Prison serving a life sentence. […]
My passion for Python and programming wasn’t something that many of my peers shared. […] I believe that this is due to the perception that programming isn’t accessible to people who have experienced incarceration, especially if you are a person of color. ]

While my gut feeling says no to embracing teaching code as universal development opportunity (see Tech's push to teach coding [is] about cutting wages) this sounds like a good thing.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:56pmGMT]


Dienes said @ 9:40pm GMT on 13th Jan [Score:1 Insightful]
In a similar vein, sometimes I wonder if some of the big names in the industry pushing for more representation of women in the field is less about equality and increased talent pool to draw from, and more about how when women make up a larger percentage of a field, the value of that field's work tends to decrease despite the tasks remaining the same or increasing in importance.
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:58pm GMT on 13th Jan
Of course it's about making rich people richer. Everything is.
Paracetamol said @ 5:13am GMT on 14th Jan
Good point! Was hearing the same about the medical sector, where women took foot while wages sank.

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