We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
I will not mention her name but...
The very first person in the world to earn BOTH a Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architict
was a woman.
I was very proud of her.
LOL!! Altenbach 😄
Time for us to change our nicks! 😉
I work with many women engineers. To me, guy / girl, they are all the same.. Hard working, very intelligent individuals. When I was a manager, I had a woman engineer in my team. She was hard-working, very devoted.
However, most women worked in C/C++. I have never worked with someone with a LV background, although I was in the process of training a former team member (above) to work with LV. Who knows, she may be the first one I work with.
I don't see LV as a "male-thing". It's a tool / programming language, just as any other..
As a matter of fact, and I will probably be corrected on this, but there is a top contributor whom I suspect may be a woman. In either case, I highy respect that individual. The person is very knowledgeable in LV and many other topics... The sense of humor may need some... euh... hmmm.. humor.. 😉
And we should not ever forget our favorite forum admin, Molly! She's absolutely fantastic! >>> cheers <<<
So why the "survey"??
In my travels to many companies as a consultant specializing in labVIEW based solutions I find that the labVIEW ranks, as with the Engineering ranks in general, are still male dominated. This is slowly changing, my 16 daughter showing interest in the sciences or engineering and looking over her dad's shoulder when I'm "writing" LabVIEW code as an example. In my pretty rural neighborhood in upstate NY there are three of us that have Electrical Engineering degrees, one being a woman, but as all too often happens, she went into sales/marketing until the 20+ hr flights to Asia got to be too much. Now she is in a non-engineering career.
Christian, is your example from personal experience?
I work with one woman who programs in Labview. Just remembet the first "computer programmer" was a woman, Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace. Although this is well before Labview.