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发布时间: 2011-03-05 21:06  阅读: 4192 次  推荐: 2   原文链接   [收藏]  

原文链接:The Benefits of Being a Female Software Engineer

编者按:原文作者Jean Hsu,曾在Intel、Google等公司任职,目前在创业公司做Web应用开发工作。之前博客园发布过一篇她的“Google前女软件工程师分享的工作经历”。

编译/博客园

There aren't a lot of female software engineers out there, but being one is not all that bad! I love being a software engineer, for many reasons that are not gender-specific: the excitement of new releases that impact real users, working with an awesome team, being an active part of the thriving Palo Alto startup community... But then there are a lot of reasons that I love being a female software engineer.

虽然女程序员为数不多,但成为一名女程序员也没有想像的那么糟糕。比如我就很喜欢当一名女程序员,其中的一些原因与性别无关,比如:向用户发布软件时的那种兴奋感,和优秀的团队一起工作,成为Palo Alto创业社区的活跃成员...除此之外,我喜欢当女程序员还有下面的一些原因。

Casual attire

While I'm sure lots of male engineers appreciate the casual engineer dress code, I really appreciate it.  For men, assorted button-down shirts and slacks will suffice for business-casual attire, but women seem to have some pressure to "update their wardrobe" and "accessorize." As for me? My college wardrobe transitioned seamlessly into my work wardrobe. Now, standard work apparel is t-shirt and jeans, accessorized with a pair of flip-flops, sneakers, sanuks, or if I am feeling particularly fun, my vibrams.  I don't really enjoy or have time to go shopping, so this works out well.

上班可以穿便装

上班可以穿便装,不仅很多男程序员喜欢,作为女程序员,我更加喜欢这一点。对于男生来说,带钮扣的衬衫搭配宽松的长裤的半休闲装就足够了;而对于女生,不得不经常更新自己的着装和饰品。对我来说,上班可以穿便装,那我在上学时穿的衣服,工作后继续可以穿。现在,我的标准工作着装是T恤和牛仔裤,平底拖鞋,或者帆布运动鞋,或者Sanuk休闲鞋,特别开心的时候,就穿上登山鞋。我不是很喜欢,也没有足够的时间去逛街,所以,上班可以穿便装很适合我。

The Odds

The odds are really freaking good, and only some of the goods are odd.  Sure there are a bunch of socially awkward engineers, but because of the sheer scarcity of women in the field, if you are a single female you can have first pick of a lot of really nice available guys. I met my husband Tyler while we were both working for Google in NY, and he has said that he's glad he met me before he moved out to California.  With the scarcity of women in software, I don't envy any of the single male software engineers in Silicon Valley.

找到意中人的机会更多

很多优秀的男生真的很棒,其中只有少数一些是古怪的。虽然会遇到一些引起令人讨厌的男程序员,但在这个领域,女生是稀有动物,如果你是单身的女生,你可以在很多优秀的男生中挑选。我和我的丈夫是我们在纽约为Google工作时相遇的,他说他很幸运能在搬到加州之前遇到我。由于在软件行业中女生很少(身边有很多优秀的男生可以选择),所以我不会眼馋那些在硅谷的单身男程序员。

Less Drama

I've actually never worked somewhere that has more women than men, but I suspect that working with mostly men keeps the workplace drama-free. Not that all or most women are moody drama queens, but you know, it happens. It just seems to happen less with men.

和很多男生搭配,干活更不累

我从没在女生多于男生的地方工作过,但是觉得和很多男生一起工作,会避免在工作中出现情绪低落的情况。不是所有的女生都是喜怒无常的戏剧女王(drama queens),但是你知道,女生就是容易出现情绪变化无常。和男生在一起工作,似乎减少了这样的情况。

Being Memorable

While I would of course love to see more women in the industry, a perk of being one of the few is that people remember you. If you go to a tech event or conference and meet 30 male developers and 2 female developers, you will probably remember their names, or at least their faces.  You also get the added bonus of seeing people's confused reactions when they ask you if you're in marketing, and you tell them that you are a developer.

更容易被人记住(物以稀为贵)

女程序员是如此稀少,成为其中一员,人们更容易记住你。当然,我希望越来越多的女生进入这样的行业。如果人们参加一个技术活动,遇到了30位男程序员和2位女程序员,理所当然,这两位女程序员更容易被人们记住。你还会遇到这样的情况,当有人问你是不是做市场销售的,你告诉他们你是程序员,看到他们那种困惑的表情,你会有一种自豪感。

Being Liked

It's just nice to have some women in a male-dominated workspace. They generally remember to shower every so often, and if you ever bring brownies to work, you're suddenly everyone's favorite person for at least a few minutes (though this is true for males as well). Sure, if you're a real bitch, no one's going to like you, but most female engineers are easy to get along with and are well-liked and appreciated in their team.  It makes it a little less like, hey look at all this testosterone fueling our coding hackathons in this smelly room.

在团队中讨人喜欢

在男人主导的工作领域有一些女生参与其中,是一件很美妙的事。他们会记得经常洗澡,如果你上班时带了巧克力蛋糕,你会立即成为每个人都喜爱的人(这招对男人也管用)。当然,如果你是个坏女人,没有人会喜欢你。但多数女程序在团队中能够和大家和睦相处,讨人喜欢,受人尊敬。作为女程序员,有一点让我不喜欢的是,在一个味道难闻的房间看着一群男人为编程比赛加油。

If you're a female software engineer, feel free to comment on any benefits you've experienced either compared to men in the field, or compared to women in other fields!

如果你是女程序员,你觉得当女程序员与男程序员相比,或者与其他行业的女生相比还有什么好处的话,欢迎发表你的评论。

(编者注:水平所限,感觉这篇文章翻译难度很大,如有翻译不妥之处,欢迎指出)

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