Last week some sobering news came to us via USA Today.

Well, it was sobering news if you care about equality in the tech world, which not everyone does as evidenced by reality. “The Silicon Valley gender gap is widening,” read the headline.

In 2013, women made up 26% of “computing professionals”, less than thirty years ago and about the same number as in 1960. In engineering in particular, women make up just 12% of the work force. Women of color fare even worse, according to the article. “African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaskan Native women” combined got just 6% of computing degrees in 2013, despite making up nearly 20% of the population...