And it's come to this

Reporter reporting

BBC headline: What can we do to get more women into coding?

Mary-Ann Russon asks What can we do to get more women into coding? I can't honestly say that I give a shit, and her gossamer-thin article didn't help me understand why I should, other than that there's a shortage of digitally-skilled workers.

I'm really only pointing this out to note that BBC News has its very own technology of business reporter. It's unclear what sets her apart from her lowly business reporter and technology reporter colleagues, but I'm excited to know if there's a business of technology reporter too.

I do hope that this largesse won't be threatened by recent announcements. After all, how on earth will Russon be able to justify her coding courses? Unless it's to get herself a more meaningful job, helping the UK to meet its digital skills shortage. (pipe)


Incidentally, one of Russon's interviewees, Beverley Newing, failed to get the grades to study physics at university and ended up with a literature degree instead. While Newing attributes this to her male-dominated maths classes, I can't help but think that anyone who switches from the sciences to literature has more fundamental problems.


Update

18.01.2022 11:47

Holy crap! Just for shitz'n'gigglz, I searched for BBC business of technology reporters. And it appears that Mary-Ann Russon isn't BBC News' very own technology of business reporter, singular. She's only one of a small army of them.

Chris Baraniuk; Padraig Belton; Michael Dempsey; John P. Mello Jr; Ben Morris; Gabriella Mulligan; Christine Ro; Janek Schmidt; Michael Winrow; and Emma Woollacott—there may be others—are also at it. Whatever it is.