This industry we work in is magical. For the first time in human history, it’s possible to be represented (almost) solely through the merits of your work. Build something magical, push it up to GitHub under a pseudonym, and you could become one of the most sought after programmers in the world.

Pixels don’t care · by Kyle Neath

This is why I want my kids to get into software. This, more than anything. Working online is the closest we’ve every come to a true meritocracy, and maybe the closest we’ll ever come, despite the many imperfections.

Like the writer says:

There’s plenty of prejudice and intolerance in our world — and in our industry. But never forget that pixels don’t care.