JetBrains has released the results of their State of Developer Ecosystem survey for 2022 and the finding are interesting.
A rather depressing portion of the survey showed that 91% of respondents were male across all countries surveyed, with Argentina and South Korea having the highest showing of female identifying programmers at 11% and 13% respectively. That’s… pathetic.
Also, from a demographics perspective 72% have no kids and 54% listed programming as a hobby. I’m not sure what to glean from that, other than maybe these folks should take an occasional break from programming?
It should also be noted that 44% of respondents are ages 21-29, so that might skew towards people still firmly entrenched in hustle culture. To those people: I assure you, it’s safe to put down the bullet coffee, close the lid on your MacBook, and try interacting with organic lifeforms every once in a while.