How the 1980s Helped Shape the Gender Gap We See In Tech Today

At the last Twin Cities Geekettes: Data Visualization Hack and Demo at CoCo Uptown, they spent a few hours in small focused teams playing with data visualization tools and libraries, with the overarching theme being focused on stats around Women in Tech. As the demos rolled in it was clear there was a noticeable shift in the 1980s that each team zoomed in on. I came across this Planet Money episode that seemed to shed some light on the circumstances that let to the shift.