This industry get-together about AJAX that I’m attending is almost completely male. Not a huge surprise, I suppose, but out of 40-50 people in the room, there are exactly 2 women. 4% seems even lower than normal. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, really, but just another reminder that our education system is a bit screwed up in this regard. Other problems exist as well (software executive ranks are almost exclusively male; venture capitalists are almost all male), but our education system is, I think, where we need to continue to focus on fixing the problem.