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RE: <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>

Subject: RE: <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
From: "Steven Janoff" <Steven.Janoff@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:56:34 -0700
RE:  <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
She's addressing the dearth of women in computing.  The blog entry
(linked below) is entitled "How to get women into computing."

Steve Janoff
Information Manager, Specialty Engineering
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Tel. (858) 909-5164
Fax (858) 455-4668

-----Original Message-----
From: Kamal Bhatt [mailto:kbhatt@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 3:34 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re:  <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>

M. David Peterson wrote:
> Can't help but agree 100%.  In addition, via Jeni Tennison @
> http://www.jenitennison.com/blog/node/30
> <quote>
> With that in mind, look at how Ruby on Rails is marketed. A big play
> is made of how easy it is. But if a language or framework is easy then

> people with low self-efficacy can't win: if they manage to do
> something with it then they haven't really achieved very much because
> anyone can do it; if they don't manage to do something with it then
> they're complete idiots. I'm not saying that we should advertise
> languages or frameworks as being hard, because obviously that can put
> people off as well, but a recognition of the barriers that people
> might face may, in a strange way, make them more approachable.
> This is also an issue for trainers: we need to be able to boost the
> self-efficacy of the people we train (particularly women) by setting
> them challenging (but achievable) tasks and not giving them too much
> help to achieve them.
> </quuote>
Why particularly women? Not that anyone outside of Jeni Tennison could
answer that.

Kamal Bhatt

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