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Re: women in IT (in AU)

(resending this from an address that the mailing list should prefer)

Pia Waugh wrote:
> Hi all,
> <quote who="Helen Faulkner">
>> Indeed.  It would be cool to do a survey of the list subscribers wrt this
>> issue.
> I think this is a great idea.  I think that it would be great to put this
> together and would be happy to do this if people want it. So my questions
> is, what do we want to ask? Below are some ideas, suggestions welcome!!
> Obviously I'll have to work on the language and order of questions so this
> is a bit of a brainstorm.
> Age:
> Years in IT:
> Skills: (and have a checklist of programmer, documentation, project
>     management, web devel, etc that people can choose multiples of)
> Industry (some people do IT in retail, or health):
> Paid to work on FOSS:
> Work on FOSS in your spare time:
> Roles played in FOSS: (again, people can select multiple roles: hacker,
>     documentation, translation, maintainer, advocate, artwork)
> Interest in IT derived from: (friends, family, school, university, mentor)
> Support base: (FOSS community, work, peers, documentation)

I think that's great.  But I'd also add a question something like

  Do you use your IT skills to faciliatate other work?
	Your main work is:

For which I would answer "Yes", and "My main work is physics research".

This will catch people who use IT and FOSS skills to do other stuff that isn't
entirely IT, like me.

How shall we do this survey?  Put it up on a webpage somewhere, or ask people on
the list to reply to the list, or what?


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