Karen Lowry : Web Weekend Kathmandu 2019


Karen Lowry

The Talk

The gender gap between frontend and backend developers

As more women have moved software, front development has been increasingly feminised. On the flip side, the backend of the stack is seen as masculine, logical and ruthless. It’s no surprise where most female hires are. So how did we come to accept these gender representations in software and can we begin to close the gap? Or do we even want to?

Karen Lowry

I’m a freelance writer and UX designer based in Perth, Western Australia. I have more than seven years experience working in web design and motion graphics, and more than ten years experience as a freelance writer and copywriter. I’m proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React.JS and PHP, among others, and I specialise in WordPress theme development and eCommerce. As well as my own freelance work, I contract out to The Creative Collective.