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ErynLeavens
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ErynLeavens,
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12/9/2016 | 4:25:17 PM
Re: Brogrammers
Oh definitely. I need this now!! ; )

Then again, this really seems like it's for the betterment of the community as a whole. Cafffeinated workers are happy workers!
Kelsey Ziser
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Kelsey Ziser,
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12/9/2016 | 3:05:39 PM
Re: Brogrammers
@Eryn I just heard about the Spinn Coffeemaker -- you can turn it on with your phone and select what type of coffee you'd like it to make (or you can operate Spinn by telling Alexa you want coffee). I used to joke that my phone could even make coffee for me and now it can, apparently. So now I'm reconsidering my earlier comment - maybe we've reached the peak of self-serving innovations and can just focus on the altruistic ones now ;)
ErynLeavens
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ErynLeavens,
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12/9/2016 | 12:54:29 PM
Re: Brogrammers
Kelsey,

I hadn't thought about this issue before either, and I'm sure there are a lot of exceptions too. I've definitely heard about men creating things that aren't self-serving, though not sure I can think of any women who have created mom robots! But there are so many fewer women that it's really hard to know where to put the blame. I agree that a healthy balance of self-serving and altruistic is good though.
Kelsey Ziser
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Kelsey Ziser,
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12/9/2016 | 9:35:02 AM
Brogrammers
The Brogrammer video is too funny! I hadn't given much thought to what types of innovations male or female coders focus on, but that's really interesting to hear that women focus more on technology that helps the underserved and men focus on more self-serving innovations. I think it would be less of a "problem" with brogrammers if there were more female programmers to balance out the goals of these innovations as I think both self-serving and altruistic technologies are useful to everyone.
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