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“In Silicon Valley diversity conversations, age is left out”

800px-San_Francisco_Chronicle_logo.svgThe San Francisco Chronicle discusses an oft-neglected aspect of tech workforce diversity: age.

“‘Walk into any hot tech company and you’ll find disproportionate representation of young Caucasian and Asian males,’ said Ed Lazowska, who holds the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. ‘All forms of diversity are important, for the same reasons: workforce demand, equality of opportunity and quality of end¬†product.'”

That’s of course only a tiny fraction of what was said.¬† Read the full argument (which does not focus on age) here and here.

Read the Chronicle article here.

July 27, 2014