Monday, July 17, 2006

Calendar girl website survives attack

A targeted denial-of-service attack from the US failed in its mission over the weekend to shut down an Australian website promoting a controversial calendar showcasing the sexy side of women who work in the IT sector.

The Screen Goddess calendar was created by IT industry worker Sonja Bernhardt to tempt more women into technology-related careers. However, it met a storm of controversy last week because some of its "models" appeared partially clad.
Story from The Age.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Geek goddesses or calendar girls?

Sydney Morning Herald
Female IT professionals have posed for a provocative calendar to try and shake off their industry's geeky image and encourage young women to consider a computing career.

Gold Coast-based IT doyen Sonja Bernhardt said the motivation for the calendar was the rapidly declining number of women taking up computer studies and careers.