Ben just linked me to a noupe article about women in web design (and yes, after their previous fuck up with my details it pains me to link to them) which discusses some well known women on the web, why women are treated like shit in the industry, and some advice for young women.
It’s not a bad read, but the reason why I’m posting is not necessarily to comment on the article — I’ve discussed how I’ve been treated by others relating to IT in the past — but because it occurred to me whilst reading that the most supportive tech community I’ve been involved in since my initiation on the web is that surrounding Habari.
As such, I wanted to big up the Habari project. If you’re looking for dev stuff to get involved in, whether you’re male or female, you could do worse than taking a look at Habari. I have a series of half-finished posts and themes for Habari which had to be put on hold when I went into hospital; nonetheless, even without having contributed, I can always guarantee I can get support from the guys in the Google group or IRC channel.
Now if only they’d hurry up and bring out subpages…