I originally posted this on September 27, 2012. As part of my migration to Medium, I’m reposting it here, unedited, and using Notes to add commentary from where I stand now, in July 2013.
There weren’t many women at Valve. I was reminded of this exactly once.
“He seems like a really cool guy,” I said, referring to someone who is famous in certain tech circles.
“He seems like a cool guy to me, too,” my friend said. “But then,” he added, “I think most famous tech people are cool.”
I feel blessed that I am in a discipline where people pick each other up, rather than drag each other down.
In some majors, people tear pages out of textbooks and lie to one another and claw each other to the ground. This is all in the name of the “curve.”
Moore 100 is the beating heart of Penn Computer Science. It is the kind of place that is packed at midnight. It is the kind of…
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