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"Age": "26",
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"Age": "30",
"TimelineText": "Learned TV Cameras at Public Access",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1995 0:00:00",
"Age": "30ish",
"TimelineText": "Fixing VWs with friend (male)",
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"TimelineText": "A workshop on free software run by gender activists with a very practical and 'newbie' approach that meant my real link with FLOSS",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2012 0:00:00",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "Positive reactions to talkbackbot",
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"Tag": "community, internet, sexism",
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"TimelineText": "Met Val Aurora; found out about the geekfeminism community",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2009 0:00:00",
"Age": "32",
"TimelineText": "Started open source project, spent 50% of time making it a pleasant place to hack. Today: 75% female-identified, 70% new to Perl or to programming",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "22",
"TimelineText": "Started teaching adult women to program with Girl Develop It. They were brilliant! and blew my mind.",
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"Age": "22",
"TimelineText": "Figured out how to work with a database at a new job",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
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"TimelineText": "Encouraged to apply for developer jobs by fellow alum/dev",
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"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "",
"TimelineText": "CS prof tells me that he's using my final as an example of excellent work / answers (it was an intro to CS for non-majors class)",
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"TimelineText": "A peer mentor in college encourages me and helps me build my coding skills",
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"Age": "15",
"TimelineText": "Made my first basic website",
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"Tag": "website",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2000 0:00:00",
"Age": "14",
"TimelineText": "Working through BASIC experiments with my dad",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "",
"Age": "16",
"TimelineText": "Having early contact with a computer when a teenager, with a very enthusiastic father stimulating my learning",
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"Tag": "computer, family",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2005 0:00:00",
"Age": "21",
"TimelineText": "College CS professor had an industry friend who needed an open source project done. Prof. hooked me up w/ college credit and grant money to work on it. This project got me my current job.",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1997 0:00:00",
"Age": "20",
"TimelineText": "Math prof being kind and supportive",
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"Tag": "college, mentor",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2006 0:00:00",
"Age": "18",
"TimelineText": "Got an internship to work with databases and help nonprofits!",
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"Tag": "internship",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1995 0:00:00",
"Age": "17",
"TimelineText": "I passed an exam to get my amateur radio license",
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"Tag": "radio",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1991 0:00:00",
"Age": "15",
"TimelineText": "Teacher/lab admin (woman): Stood up for me, boys in my computer group did no work so she gave them 0; Gave me extra work and encouraged me.",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1993 0:00:00",
"Age": "15",
"TimelineText": "Frequenting BBSes (online bulletin boards)",
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"Tag": "internet",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2002 0:00:00",
"Age": "14",
"TimelineText": "Took web design in high school! Great (female) teacher",
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"Tag": "website, teacher",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2012 0:00:00",
"Age": "47",
"TimelineText": "Women asked for friendship/mentoring; person promised, then blew off",
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"Tag": "community, mentor",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "38",
"TimelineText": "Discussing gender gap in local FLOSS community when organizing an event",
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"Tag": "FLOSS, community",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2000 0:00:00",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "Couldn't touch equipment @ TV station b/c of UNION. (male)",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "Learning how to ask questions in FLOSS community and how to follow instructions made for more advanced users",
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"Tag": "community, FLOSS",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2011 0:00:00",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "Trying to explain to men that women ARE interested in tech",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2011 0:00:00",
"Age": "32",
"TimelineText": "I found out my web server was being exploited via phpmyadmin",
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"Tag": "website",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "31",
"TimelineText": "New CEO decides we need a 'greeter program' (aka hot online chicks) to encourmore male users (=$) of our website",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2007 0:00:00",
"Age": "31",
"TimelineText": "Finding out I (and my female colleagues) were all being paid less for doing more and better work than the males",
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"Tag": "sexism, workplace",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2003 0:00:00",
"Age": "29",
"TimelineText": "Male colleague (also developer) keeps talking over me and rewriting my ideas as his own, taking credit",
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"Tag": "workplace, sexism",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2007 0:00:00",
"Age": "22",
"TimelineText": "First day of work at a large company. On the shuttle, two men talk about a confusing UI for a tool written in the mid-1990s. One guy comments, 'Oh, a woman must have designed that.' Could not find the words. I still see him & wish I could have said something.",
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"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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"EventDate": "1/1/2007 0:00:00",
"Age": "28",
"TimelineText": "Was most qualified for internal promotion, got told 'You don't know what you're doing.' Hired a guy from outside (he killed the community within 6 months).",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "24",
"TimelineText": "Told that liberal arts majors can't 'hack' code / 'do' math",
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"Tag": "stereotype",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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"EventDate": "1/1/2011 0:00:00",
"Age": "22",
"TimelineText": "Passive aggressive comments from other women OH MY",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2000 0:00:00",
"Age": "23",
"TimelineText": "Male classmates talking about how easy assignments are (made me think I must not be that smart)",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1995 0:00:00",
"Age": "20",
"TimelineText": "Creepy co-worker put his hands on the skin of my back. It was a work-appropriate sweater but it went in the thriftstore pile that night. I was so shocked I didn't really respond more than to laugh nervously.",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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"EventDate": "1/1/1997 0:00:00",
"Age": "20",
"TimelineText": "Asked questions in class and on mailing lists, was mocked and yelled at",
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"Tag": "community",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "19-21",
"TimelineText": "Being told that women in top CS programs only get there because of quotas",
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"Tag": "stereotype, sexism",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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"EventDate": "1/1/2005 0:00:00",
"Age": "20",
"TimelineText": "Took a joke physics class, hated it",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1998 0:00:00",
"Age": "20",
"TimelineText": "Taking CS course in college and dealing with attitudes of the regulars in the CS lab space",
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"Tag": "sexism, college",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2008 0:00:00",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "Multimedia prof can't answer some of my tech questions and discourages me to go further. ('this' is good enough)",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2005 0:00:00",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "Found out CS classes were 'hard' and 'boring' from friends so never took one",
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"Tag": "stereotype",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2005 0:00:00",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "Realized almost all other CS students had been programming for years. (I learned last semester.)",
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"Tag": "programming, college",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2001 0:00:00",
"Age": "16",
"TimelineText": "Took an after school programming class for high schoolers. Middle school genius boy assigned to pair program with me stole the keyboard and growled at me when I tried to take it back to code something.",
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"Tag": "programming",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2002 0:00:00",
"Age": "18",
"TimelineText": "Couldn't set up my new computer at college, figured I 'must not be a computer person'",
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"Tag": "computer",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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"EventDate": "1/1/2003 0:00:00",
"Age": "17",
"TimelineText": "Guidance counselor told me not to bother taking a programming class.",
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"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1980 0:00:00",
"Age": "16",
"TimelineText": "Mom wanted me to have a back-up career in cosmetology because I wasn't good in math",
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"Tag": "guidance, family",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1995 0:00:00",
"Age": "16",
"TimelineText": "Crappy chemistry teacher turned me off science and said 'women are bad at science' (She was a woman with a Chem PhD.)",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "",
"Age": "10",
"TimelineText": "Elementary School; undiagnosed math learning disability",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
"Gender": ""
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"EventDate": "1/1/1992 0:00:00",
"Age": "6",
"TimelineText": "Told I was only good at math because comp sci father 'forced me'",
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"Tag": "stereotype",
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"Event": "AdaCamp DC",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1988 0:00:00",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1988 0:00:00",
"Age": "7",
"TimelineText": "Father - working on car engines (teardown / rebuild)",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1988 0:00:00",
"Age": "6",
"TimelineText": "Dad and I used to sit in bedroom and type in programs from Timex Sinclair magazines, then run them to see what they did.",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1995 0:00:00",
"Age": "6",
"TimelineText": "My father taught me binary, began showing me how to make simple circuits with resistors, LEDs, pieces pulled from computers. I really enjoyed explaining binary to my elementary-school friends.",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1985 0:00:00",
"Age": "",
"TimelineText": "Took apart my first computer which was a Commodore 64 machine. It taught me the value of technology. I've worked in the industry ever since.",
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{
"EventDate": "",
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"TimelineText": "Having my female math teacher say 'You're bored in my class - this is a TRS-80 III and a BASIC program.' Thanks, Mrs. Nelson!",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1974 0:00:00",
"Age": "14",
"TimelineText": "HP2116C Basic on paper tape, first program",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1986 0:00:00",
"Age": "10",
"TimelineText": "Built a motor with my dad from a hobby kit - used to power small wooden boat.",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1995 0:00:00",
"Age": "13",
"TimelineText": "Discovering BBS systems at a time I was having trouble with school / life and having an outlet to talk to similar people my age.",
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"Tag": "internet",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1986 0:00:00",
"Age": "14",
"TimelineText": "Discovering BBS and online community. Discovering others with similar interests and sexual orientation.",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
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"EventDate": "1/1/2002 0:00:00",
"Age": "14",
"TimelineText": "Learned Python and was good at it.",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2007 0:00:00",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "Took a grad level computer forensics class hoping to build on co-op work. Got a 100 in course second week after helping prof rewrite course to include hands-on exercises with FTK and other forensics tools.",
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"EventDate": "1/1/1999 0:00:00",
"Age": "16",
"TimelineText": "I had a computer programming class in high school. My teacher asked if I could help him install Linux on his personal machine. It was a confidence booster.",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1985 0:00:00",
"Age": "22",
"TimelineText": "At my first job, normal job running reports from Fed systems. Tech bulletin tells about ARPAnet. I tinker with it for helping my tech work and studies. This is 'pre-Internet'. One day need tech support. Help desk says there's an expert in my area who can help. Then they give my name. Nice for ego.",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "24",
"TimelineText": "Encouraged to explore ins & outs of GNU/Linux CLI at work by friend / CSA / ex-member of my job, and provided tips and starting points by same member, despite a distinctly 'hands-off' prevailing culture",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2012 0:00:00",
"Age": "29",
"TimelineText": "Statistics professor encouraged me that I was good at math / logic. Led me to experiment with creating my own variables in SPSS (stats program) to focus on specific populations with social work research project.",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "I was making a prop replica sweater and needed to make blinking LEDs on the sweater. 5 different people helped me figure out an easy analog solution that ended up with me learning how to solder.",
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"EventDate": "1/1/2011 0:00:00",
"Age": "49",
"TimelineText": "Python class taught by women and helped by really smart men",
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"Tag": "community",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2011 0:00:00",
"Age": "49",
"TimelineText": "Online Security Workshop. Philly workshop for activists taught by Jonah Silas Sheridan and Roger Dingledine (Tor). Friendly, open listening space, open to many types of tech people and activists",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2011 0:00:00",
"Age": "49",
"TimelineText": "Start-up launch meeting Silicon Valley. Really smart engineers interacting and brainstorming to build a product. Tone was friendly, matter-of-fact, and humble. CEO is a woman.",
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"Tag": "community",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
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{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "22",
"TimelineText": "Staying late and working with my mentor",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/1998 0:00:00",
"Age": "22",
"TimelineText": "Given access to respected pros workshop and inner circle, provided with training and coaching by amazing mentor",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "1/1/2001 0:00:00",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "CS prof (F) guided me toward computer vision research and art/design classes related to visual media",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "Finally figuring out how a calculator works",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2003 0:00:00",
"Age": "20",
"TimelineText": "Art school friend (female) taught me how to make really sturdy LARGE stretchers (for painting) from scratch in the woodshop. Helped me to become comfortable with powertoools, tablesaw, and purchasing raw materials.",
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"Tag": "power_tools",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1977 0:00:00",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "Star Wars started my interest in Technology. It inspired a drive to explore what could be.",
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"Tag": "media",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1983 0:00:00",
"Age": "6",
"TimelineText": "I grew up playing Legos with my friend Jenny. Once we constructed homes for our Lego people, stories would emerge. I remember, too, constructing a lot of businesses out of Legos: bakeries, flower shops, banks, post offices. It should be noted that these Legos were multi-colored and not geared specifically for girls (gender neutral).",
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"Tag": "toys",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
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{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "10",
"TimelineText": "Learning to use power tools with father and building carpentry projects.",
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"Tag": "power_tools, family",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1994 0:00:00",
"Age": "11",
"TimelineText": "In 5th grade, for show-n-tell, I brought in a small fan from junk electronics which I plugged a stripped AC power cord into. Looking back it was incredibly unsafe, but my parents and teacher loved it.",
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"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2012 0:00:00",
"Age": "24",
"TimelineText": "I am an engineer for the company for which I work. I constantly get asked by customers to speak to an engineer or 'someone who can actually help.'",
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"Tag": "stereotype, workplace",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2012 0:00:00",
"Age": "24",
"TimelineText": "I kept being asked why I was at HOPE. Is it not enough that it's my interest and passion and that I have friends here?",
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"Tag": "conference",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2012 0:00:00",
"Age": "37",
"TimelineText": "Was asked what this activity was about, told that THIS is why the gender gap exists. 'Men would never do this. Women should just get in there and do it.' He said this to a 15-year veteran systems administrator. I guess analysis is not part of his world view.",
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"Tag": "sexism",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "28",
"TimelineText": "Backed up wrong files and deleted client data",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1999 0:00:00",
"Age": "18",
"TimelineText": "Guidance counselor discouraged Math/Sci courseload as 'too much work' and not 'well rounded'",
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"Tag": "guidance",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1989 0:00:00",
"Age": "9",
"TimelineText": "'I'm having a problem with my computer...could you fix it for me?'",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587655858",
"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "20",
"TimelineText": "Dropping 2 (one science/math) courses",
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"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2010 0:00:00",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "Very first HOPE conference, I was asked why I was here. 'I build things.' Met with a laugh, 'What do you build, clothes??'",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587656620",
"Tag": "stereotype, conference",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2003 0:00:00",
"Age": "21",
"TimelineText": "First real job doing helpdesk support for primarily women over phone. Very stressful, I felt ill equipped socially to help and comfort people even though technically I know the subject matter.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587656986",
"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1994 0:00:00",
"Age": "19",
"TimelineText": "Mocked in front of large group of people for asking questions about something I didn't understand.",
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"Tag": "community",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "",
"TimelineText": "Larger school system led me to believe that I didn't understand math => hate. Arts and social science environment perpetuated falsehood that math/science is over here, and arts/social studies over there.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587657856",
"Tag": "stereotype",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1991 0:00:00",
"Age": "17",
"TimelineText": "HS physics teacher was totally condescending and said, 'I'm surprised you girls could make a mousetrap car that went the minimum distance.' Boys got told they did a good job.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587658220",
"Tag": "teacher, sexism",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1982 0:00:00",
"Age": "5-15",
"TimelineText": "It's actually difficult for me to remember a negative memory associated with technology. All I know is that my parents (an artist and a minister) did not value it very highly. I know for certain we were the last ones on the block to purchase a VCR, microwave, and computer",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587658732",
"Tag": "family",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2004 0:00:00",
"Age": "15",
"TimelineText": "Was enjoying playing FreeCiv, tried to download the source to learn to mess with it. I couldn't figure out how to use Cygwin, spent a few days before giving up.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587659226",
"Tag": "FLOSS",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1983 0:00:00",
"Age": "9",
"TimelineText": "Learning to program from books without access to a computer most of the time. It involved writing code on paper and typing it in whenever I had access.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587659540",
"Tag": "programming",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1992 0:00:00",
"Age": "12",
"TimelineText": "I soldered together an FM radio. It totally failed and I failed my science fair project. It turns out I needed expensive calibration equipment (oscilloscope) to tune the coils. I haven't soldered since, until a year ago.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587659998",
"Tag": "electronics",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "10",
"TimelineText": "Being told by math teacher that 'women were bad at math, so there's no point to try that hard.'",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587660436",
"Tag": "teacher, sexism",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1984 0:00:00",
"Age": "8",
"TimelineText": "Attended summer course about math-tech-science where I was the only girl and other students were into heavily militarized ideals about sci-tech --- toy weapons, war in space",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587660790",
"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/1991 0:00:00",
"Age": "7",
"TimelineText": "Most of my cousins are older than I. Around this time, my grandparents had a computer; the first I had ever seen. Everyone else was allowed to play games on it except for me. I was told I was too young. As it turns out, I am most adept with computers in my extended family. I always found this interesting.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7587661160",
"Tag": "family",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "HOPE9",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "9",
"TimelineText": "Using a computer for the first time to write a paper",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/6982151490/",
"Tag": "computer",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "6",
"TimelineText": "Computer in classroom but teacher didn't know how to use it",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7128237587/",
"Tag": "computer, teacher",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "12",
"TimelineText": "Designed my Junior High website",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7128239155/",
"Tag": "website",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "6",
"TimelineText": "My grandmother bought me my first kiddie computer. Similar to leapfrog, but a little more old school.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/6982154778/",
"Tag": "family, computer",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "7",
"TimelineText": "Taking apart a wind-up toy, looking at all the inside parts and putting it back together. I was fascinated.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/6982155988/",
"Tag": "toys",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "11",
"TimelineText": "Built my first website",
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"Tag": "website",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "11",
"TimelineText": "I learned how to use a computer writing stories in the computer lab in 5th grade. Liked to write so I liked how much easier the computer made the process.",
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"Tag": "computer",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "8",
"TimelineText": "My dad teaching me DOS commands",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/6982158494/",
"Tag": "family, computer",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "14",
"TimelineText": "I won a contest for a website I made on Ancient Egypt.",
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"Tag": "website",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "11",
"TimelineText": "TI had a fire sale on their PCs for $99. It was the 1st time my dad could afford to buy me a computer and I loved it!",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7128245991/",
"Tag": "computer",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "Rebuilt a website",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/6982162450/",
"Tag": "website",
"Polarity": "positive",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "35",
"TimelineText": "Reading and editing Java code - I have an LD [learning disability] and identifying missing letters was difficult and frustrating.",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/6982163352/",
"Tag": "programming",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "",
"Age": "31",
"TimelineText": "Last October, working on and finishing an 80-preport. LibreOffice crashed and I lost the file. A nice techie recovered most of it later....",
"Media": "http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehacktory/7128249809/",
"Tag": "",
"Polarity": "negative",
"Event": "WITS 2012",
"Gender": ""
},
{
"EventDate": "1/1/2000 0:00:00",
"Age": "33",
"TimelineText": "Tried out a digital capture product to save some home videos and edit. It was painstakingly long and lousy quality to edit. Never used it again.",
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