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WITH GOD'S BLESSINGS - IN EVERY LIKELIHOOD : the first ever President of the World Students Society's International Committee, in days ahead would be :


It is now, all the question of my squeezing out time, from the problems of hundreds and thousands of students the world over, to visit this great country America, and-

For me to pay my respects, and present myself in person before Mrs. Hillary Clinton.

Rabo. Happy Birthday from me and all the World Students Society, to let the American Ambassador  David Hale, in Islamabad know of my plans. 

With Lawyer, Dr  M. Jawaid Khan/University of California, to consider coordinating the visit assisted by Students  Shahzaib Khan, Salar Khan., Bilal, Jordan. and the students of America.  

!WOW! : THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY is the only organization in the world, where technology, and the ecosystem has no girl problems.

The World Students Society -most lovingly and respectfully called !WOW!, the entire world over, is the exclusive ownership of every girl and woman in the world. One Share-Piece-Peace.

Just as it is the exclusive ownership of every single male student in the world : One Share-Piece-Peace.

Susan J/ Fowler, who set the executive dominoes cascading at Uber earlier this year with a blog post detailing overt and unchecked sexual harassment by her male manager.

A recent 10-page internal memo by a male engineer at Google that lambasted that company's  diversity efforts also shined a light on workplace culture for some. 

WHAT hasn't changed in the past 20 years is the dominant demographic of technology industry and its overall lack of diversity. 

Ullman addresses these topics in the latter part of the book, as she observes online classes for newer programming languages like Python and feels put off by the-

''Underlying assumption of male, white, geeky American culture'' with science fiction TV shows  woven into the course material.

She worries that this approach may alienate people who aren't familiar with it, and imagines a time members of the general public are writing their own code for the world they need.

''What I hope is that those with the knowledge of the humanities break into the closed society where code gets written : invade it,'' Ullman writes.

But, she warns, be prepared for an environment of ''boyish men who bristle at the idea of anyone unlike them invading their territory.''

She has many stories of her own to share on the topic, of gender relations, in the office and points out that not all of them were bad.

In one case, she tolerates frequent comments about her hair from one addled man in order to learn more about various aspects of computing from him.

''I did have pretty hair; I went to become a software engineer.''

As then, not all men today are hostile to women and many are quiet accepting, but the misogyn UIllman experienced in her programming days seems to have escalated in some places.

Perhaps this is because of the antler-whacking nature of today's hyper-driven culture, as illustrated in the situations of women like Susan J. Fowler, who set the executive dominoes cascading at Uber earlier this year-

With a blog post detailing overt and unchecked sexual harassment by her male manager.

A recent 10-page  internal memo by male engineer at Google that lambasted company's diversity efforts also shined a light on workplace culture for some.

The abuse of women, the L.G.B.T. community and racial, religious and ethnic minorities on social media is also well documented -and much more vitriolic than flare-ups like the recent bout of  androcentric caterwauling over the casting of a woman on ''Doctor's Who.''

As noted by Anna Weiner in an interview with Ullman for The New Republic, Twitter ''Would look a lot different today if it had been built by people for whom online harassment was a real-life concern.

''When reading ''Life in Code'' later, I thought of Ullman's musings and about interface design in general : 

''To build such a crash-resistant system, the designer must be able to imagine -and disallow- the dumbest action.

''Let's face it, a queer female gamer of color is going to have a very different idea of  ''the dumbest action'' than a 23 year old white programmer and we need that perspective.

[As for Twitter, Ullman considers it a broadcaster of  ''thought farts''].

It may take a generation, but progress to find balance and representation in the tech and tech-driven  world is happening.

And the invasion is underway, with women-in-tech groups like Girls who Code, Project Include and and the Grace Hopper celebration of Women in Computing-

[the latter named for the Navy rear admiral, herself a programming pioneer] striving for  diversification on multiple fronts. Because as Ullman observes:
''the world of programming is not going to change on its own.''

One hopes she'll check back in 20 years to comment on how it's going. 

With respectful dedication to the Students of America, and then the Students, Professors and Teachers of the World. 

See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW!  -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' Sam Stars '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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