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Weston Wedding

I've poked around the Google for a bit and I'm having trouble really understanding what an "under-indexed coder" is.

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Heidi Waterhouse Author

A person who belongs to a group that is under-represented in technology. If technology were really a level playing field, we would expect the representation of people of color, white women, disabled people, etc, to be about the same as in the general population. Since it's not, something is weird with both the pipeline and retention that is causing people to drop out at different rates. Many people prefer this to "minority", because, for instance, there is a tiny majority of women in the world, just not in tech.

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Weston Wedding

I understand now, thanks!