In November of 2018, I wrote the article Why Women Are Flourishing In R Community But Lagging In Python. In February 2020, Ben Ubah created a dashboard of PyLadies meetup groups.
Many people have used the statistics from my November 2018 article in presentations related to diversity. In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, here is an update of some statistics for the community to reference.
2020 Statistics of Python and R Communities
|# Female core developers||5||0||5:0|
|URG Initatives||?||R Forwards|
|PyLadies Dashboard||R-Ladies Dashboard|
|Twitter Followers||12.7K (@pyladies)||16.3K (@RLadiesGlobal )||0.8|
- This table was updated 07-Mar-2020.
- (a) Stack Overflow 2019 Developers Survey
- PSF = Python Software Foundation
- CS = computer science
- URGs = underrepresented groups
- Chapters inactive (PyLadies: 21/77; RLadies: 32/191)
It is interesting to note that Python and R were released in the early 90’s (1990 and 1993) and the women’s communities were created nearly 20 years later. Python did not add a woman to their core developer team until 2017, and it seems that R does not have a woman on its core development team. This sheds some light on the need for creating, growing and supporting communities for women and all under-represented groups.
We're expanding!— PyLadies (@pyladies) March 7, 2020
PyLadies member registration is now OPEN ! If you're interested in getting involved and making a difference in the community, then we’d love to hear from you !https://t.co/L7DsrmfwyS pic.twitter.com/nTTZyq7u2U
PyLadies Global team has opened voting on how the PyLadies community will select our first cohort for the PyLadies Global Council.— PyLadies (@pyladies) December 17, 2019
Please read the details of the vote as well as where you can vote: https://t.co/0VHmyQLMIG. Voting is open to PyLadies organizers!
30 @pyladies chapter leaders have filled in the *PyLadies chapter leaders survey*.— PyLadies (@pyladies) August 25, 2019
We know there are more than 30 active chapters.
We want your feedback by Sep 15, 2019.
If you're a chapter leader/organizer and didn't receive a survey, let us know! More details in our Slack.
- Heather Turner (R Forwards): Moving Forwards: Greater Equity and Inclusion in the R Community
- Ben Ubah for creating the dashboards