No moms, but a bunch of men crowded around the Play-i booth looking at educational robots. A discouraging snapshot of a mostly-male tech conference or a display of interested parenting? You be the judge!




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Herezathought
Herezathought

The conference is mislabeled. These products are not mommy tech. They are kid tech and dads love this stuff. Maybe they tried to copy mom 2.0 without thinking. Mom 2.0 is rightly about the mothers. This isn't. Even the speaker list is mostly men.

anarin
anarin

Is this really the only thing to be said about this conference? I'm a woman in technology who would actually love to hear about the products and people that came together for this event. So what if there were guys there? Maybe many of them are parents and wanted to learn about how technology can help them, or better yet, maybe they are making products to try and make the lives of parents easier. 


Feels like a missed opportunity to actually report on something valuable and replacing it with an off-the-cuff comment that adds no value to the question of gender representation in technology.


spiff
spiff

>A discouraging snapshot of a mostly-male tech conference or a display of interested parenting? You be the judge!

You were there, Lauren, what is your judgement?

Julia R
Julia R

I think there are a few discouraging things here, not the least of which is the name "MommyTech", which just reinforces gender stereotypes.

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