Those of you who are long-time readers of this blog know that I love to end a post that announces an event with a list of the number of male speakers versus female speakers and a smart a**ed, “But who’s counting?” Well, Kottke is counting and he’s got the goods, the facts, the data, the real stuff: Gender diversity at web conferences (kottke.org).
Addendum Feb. 23, 2007: Not surprisingly, Dori Smith has some things to say on this topic and provides some interesting links to more information.
Addendum Feb 24, 2007: Even more fun. Shelly Powers, at Just Shelly has some things to say, too. And so did Eric Meyer. You might want to read Eric’s Thoughts before you read Shelly’s so you can form your own opinion first. (Well, well, well. Eric thought again and braves admitting it in public.) There’s something that feels very like the voice of wisdom from John Allsop. And one final addendum, then I’ll stop. Be sure to read Anil Dash: The Old Boys Club is for Losers.
Let’s not forget the beginning of this post, where I pointed to Jason Kottke’s real facts and figures. These speak loudly even without commentary.