.... demographics from Stack Overflow's 2015 developer survey
Section 2.6 of Paul's Ford's 38,000 word essay shares insights on these demographic mostly related to the discouraging norms in the tech culture (including but not limited to sexual harassment so rampant that today's conferences are including codes of conduct to curtail it).
"The problem is pervasive: There are a lot of conferences, and there have been many reports of harassing behavior. The language Ruby, the preferred language for startup bros, developed the worst reputation. At a Ruby conference in 2009, someone gave a talk subtitled “Perform Like a Pr0n Star,” with sexy slides. That was dispiriting. There have been criminal incidents, too.From our own Local Conference in Burlington Vermont:
Conferences began to develop codes of conduct, rules and algorithms for people (men, really) to follow.
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible …—
"The problem with women in technology isn't the women" concludes Paul Ford in his 38,000 word essay written for the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek (which devoted the whole issue to What is Code?)