The State of Black Software Development

Recent events have raised awareness of pervasive issues facing blacks in America. Further, blacks have historically been underrepresented in software development, accounting for approximately 2% of software  developers despite making up approximately 13% of the American  population. Many companies claim to be committed to diversifying their  software engineering workforce, and these promises have only accelerated  in recent months. However, aside from data revealing their prevalence  among software developers, little publicly available data or analysis  exists on the professional experience of black software developers. In  this presentation, I analyze pay gaps, paths to promotion, job and  career satisfaction, and other aspects of black software development to  better understand the career journeys of black software engineers.

What I Learned Analyzing the Earnings of 11,037 Software Developers