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Problematic demographics within research computing and ways to rectify the problem

This was an unconference session, a discussion added to the agenda during the workshop.

Questions and comments

  • Special interest groups exist.
    • Do they funnel people out of the main group?
    • Work with them and include the interest groups in the main group
  • What leads to the imbalance at different levels on career / education?
  • Example: Gender balance in computational particle physics in Helsinki surprisingly good. Why?
    • Better balance among students than before
    • Hiring from earlier in the studies (batcherol's level)
    • If related fields are more biased, there are more qualified applicants
  • Hard discussion to have, thanks to everyone who was involved
  • Sorry I forgot to take notes for most of it :(