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RailsGirls is an activity to introduce Ruby and Rails to women, ranging from beginners to programmers familiar with other languages. This presentation shows the current situation of women in engineering, and then introduce activities to improve the situation, including Rails Girls. The speaker contributed Rails Girls Tokyo.

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  • 1. Rails Girls:Not only for GirlsRUBYKAIGI 2014, 19 SEPTEMBER 2014HARUKA IWAO

2. Who am I? Haruka Iwao (@Yuryu) Solutions Architect at Red Hat Interests Distributed Storage Operating Systems 3. Part 1 - Gender Diversity 4. Do you know what thisgraph shows?060Men Women 5. Number of Speakers atRubyKaigi 2013060Men WomenData from http://rubykaigi.org/2013/speakers 6. World Population, 20103.5B3.4BMen Womenhttp://www.geohive.com/earth/pop_gender.aspx 7. Where does thisdifference come from?RubyKaigi 2013060Men WomenWorld Pop. 20103.5B3.4BMen Women 8. Women Speakers Rate0.0%2.0%5.2%11.1%9.9%6.8% 7.2%0.0%4.7%N/A34.7%9.5%40.0%35.0%30.0%25.0%20.0%15.0%10.0%5.0%0.0%RubyKaigi PyCon JP LinuxCon JP RubyConf PyCon US LinuxCon NA2013 2014Estimated by names and photos of the speakers 9. At Tech Companieshttps://gigaom.com/2014/08/21/eight-charts-that-put-tech-companies-diversity-stats-into-perspective/ 10. How about students?http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/09/female-graduation-rates 11. Two questions arise Why do women choose other fieldsthan computer science? Why do we have fewer womenengineers compared tograduates? 12. Why do women chooseother fields thancomputer science? 13. Be a good girl Girlish and boyish thingy Playing with dolls Railfan (Railway enthusiast) Sewing / Needlework Driving Study / Research Search with Google Images andyou will see 14. Scientist 15. Florist 16. Computer programmer 17. Housekeeper 18. CEO 19. Executive secretary 20. Video Always #LikeAGirlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs 21. Gender gap still exists These search results are from 2014 not from the 20th century The gap comes from our culture We need to change, respectingour culture 22. Why do we have fewerwomen engineerscompared to graduates? 23. Question Do you take into accountcandidates gender when decidinghire or no hire? Do you ask candidates to submitresume with their gender written? 24. JIS Resume formatJIS = Japan Industrial Standard 25. JIS resume requiresBirthday(YYMMDD), AgeGender(M/F)Photo 26. JIS resume requires moreNumber of dependentfamily membersMartial status(Married / Not married)Does your spouse need tobe covered by your healthplan / pension / etc?(in other words, does yourspouse work fulltime?) 27. Resume and gender Most Japanese companies use theJIS resume format collecting gender, martial status, etc Web entry forms, recruiting agencyreferring papers also require gender Why? Because they use such information Google 28. At RubyKaigi 2013 29. http://peterevjan.com/posts/rubykaigi-2013-great-conference-but-i-probably-wouldnt-go-next-year-if-i-was-a-woman/ 30. http://blog.rubykaigi.org/post/52064582345/we-apologize 31. So what can we do? 32. At work Ask candidates not to write gender Or ask HR to hide it Consider interview questions Respect everyone as individualprofessionals 33. Make our community fair No discriminations or harassments We attend conferences because It is interesting and fun Proposal is acceptedWe want to learn Not because Someone is beautiful or kawaii 34. Join local activities Rails Girls is looking for Sponsors Volunteers(coaches, organizers, staff) Participants Encourage your colleague orchildren to join Contact me or any staff! 35. Activities to change thesituation 36. Part 2 - Rails Girls 37. What is Rails Girls? A Rails tutorial for women Our aim is to give tools and acommunity for women tounderstand technology and tobuild their ideas. Founded by Linda Liukas and KarriSaarinen 38. History November 2011 The first Rails Girls in Helsinki, Finland September 2012 The first Rails Girls in Tokyo, Japan Now 150+ cities, 220+ events worldwide 39. Rails Girls Curriculum Guide to install Rails Build your first app Push your app to GitHub Put your app online Apply a modern design withBootstrap Add Authentication with Devise 40. Rails Girls Cirriculum (2) Add profile pics with Gravatar Test your application with RSpec CD with Travis More advanced topics available! See http://guides.railsgirls.com/ 41. Rails Girls in Japan Held in Tokyo, Kyoto, Sapporo,Nara, Osaka, Nagoya and Matsue Staffed with volunteers Sponsored by various companies 42. Rails Girls Youth Rails Girls Youth in Krakow, Poland Focuses on teenagers beforemaking important decisionshttp://blog.railsgirls.com/post/85521955069/9-surprises-of-rails-girls-youth-krakow 43. Rails Girls and Me 44. My First Rails Girls Rails Girls Tokyo 2nd - March 2013 Participated as a Girlhttp://www.atmarkit.co.jp/ait/articles/1303/04/news119.html 45. My Second Rails Girls Rails Girls Tokyo 3rd - October 2013 Participated as a Coachhttp://blog.railsgirls.jp/post/65614128686/railsgirls-tokyo-3rd 46. In learning you willteach, and in teachingyou will learn.PHIL COLLINS 47. At RubyKaigi 2014 48. Im here 49. Its your turn now 50. Thank you!