Women in tech
Hannah Francis Software engineering is about to face a serious skills shortage, and Tracy Chou knows where to find the right candidates.
Sylvia Pennington Technology education from early years will enable future generation of wealth creators, former Young Australian of the Year Marita Cheng says.
Geoff Lewis The idea that failures are to be valued and not feared is discouraging start-ups and their founders from believing in their visions.
Women in Tech
Danny Bradburry Susan Marenco is having a tough morning. She got 146 emails before she woke up, with headlines like "Shame on you". Then Good Morning America phoned – and all before she'd had her morning coffee.
Beverley Head With a growing innovation ecosystem, the University of Technology, Sydney aims to power up students to create their own IT businesses.
Ben Grubb Typical of online community message boards, there's been a spat, but this time it's in the top office, not on the discussion threads. And the result is that a woman will now be in charge of the reputedly "anti-woman" online community message board Reddit.
Sylvia Pennington Newer platforms are making much of the opportunity to offer specialised networking to niche audiences.
Women in tech
Hannah Francis A leading Australian workplace relations expert has labelled a policy of paying female staff to freeze their eggs and delay childbirth as a "loaded option" that commoditifies women's lives.
Lia Timson The praise for the federal government-commissioned school curriculum review has not been shared by the technology sector.
Numbers show that men tend to earn more than women doing a similar job at Microsoft.
Chris Taylor Satya Nadella came under fire Thursday for comments at a conference celebrating women in computing, in which the new Microsoft CEO suggested that women who don't ask for raises have "good karma" and that not asking for equal pay with men is a "superpower."
Matthew Hall Amid claims that healthcare applications from Apple and Samsung will assist in propelling the health hardware industry to be worth $3 billion by 2019, an Australian expert in eHealth systems has described recent health apps as ‘useless’.
Matthew Hall Evernote, the popular digital note-taking app headquartered in California, plans to open an office in Australia to take advantage of what it considers to be an under-exploited developer and engineering talent pool.
Farhad Manjoo Google's leaders say they are unhappy about the firm's poor gender diversity, and about the severe underrepresentation of blacks and Hispanics among its workforce.
Ben Grubb Australian technology entrepreneur and former Victorian MP Evan Thornley says he "stuffed up" when he remarked at a Sydney technology start-up conference that he paid women less than men.
Craig Butt Enrolments in tertiary information technology courses have been falling, as local female students recoil from the sector's masculine reputation.