Yo, dog… Where my ladies at? Got me a grip a cash an’ a HP blade. I’m a IT professional! But where my womens at, yo?
I’ve decided to convert this blog to attract the hip hop community. Especially those from the IT industry. How am I doing so far? No, really, I’m just wondering where the fine ladies are at in the IT industry. Coders, network admins, dbo’s, project managers. There’s only one for every four men. That’s right, about 25%. Check out the links below.
I have my own theories about the disparity in numbers… To me, the ideal IT employee nests in the server room amongst the network cables, routers, and modems. He beds down with a blade under his pillow – an HP server blade that is. Occasionally – usually on a full moon – he emerges to shower, change his crusty socks and underwear, and prowl for chicks at the all-night gaming bar. He writes a staggering mountain of code, making dark hackers look like kiddie scripters. In past lives, I was that foul-smelling geek – so I know.
Show me a girl who wants to live like that. Sure, I’ve seen lots of nice professional women in the IT industry. They wear nice professional suits, and make their hair up in nice professional styles. They’re nice. Professional. But they don’t “live” for the bits. In my 25+ years in the biz, I’ve never seen a true geek chick – one who codes until her eyes run and sleeps under her monitor. (Yes, I’ve actually bunked under my computer desk, and so have some of my friends.)
Once an IT department gets a few guys like that, they don’t the respect the “nice professional” types. I’m sorry for the crude characterization (and maybe I’m dead wrong), but passion for the bits still sells, not professionalism.