Comments in this thread are - just - plain - sad.
For years, people in the IT world have bemoaned the fact that there aren't enough women in IT,
YET, when a bunch of women do something about it, the only thing most of
be bothered to comment say are derogatory - either about the women or about the project overall.
WHO gives a flying rat's rear end if there are sweet looking pictures on the front page? This simply
attracts the younger generation. (Young girls are - like young boys - less intimidated by something
that appears friendly and that they relate to.) I can imagine a lot of 11-15 yo finding this appealing.
(Maybe some will be even younger, who knows?) They've also sprinkled their pages with funny
cartoons to keep them reading!
WHY in the nederworld does it matter if the programming paradigm isn't everyone's favourite?
Getting young women into the field is the desired outcome. They'll figure out for themselves
that there are other things in this area. They just need a way to get started. (And for those
retractors, yes, there will be a number of women who don't want or need this type of support.)
Like it or not, getting a foot into the door with whatever programming language that is *easy*
(how many of you started with basic? HUH?) keeps the interest level up. As the person
learns, they move onto more complex structures.
Really, for those who've posted these - you ought to hang your heads in shame. I bet a lot of
you didn't even look past the home page