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Spokane Geek Girls. Home. PROGRAMMERS BEING DICKS. JavaScript for the Web. What’s the big deal? « Not Rich Yet. SystersLinks. What Works with Girls: Images. Because graphic images can work on a visceral, emotional level, they have the power to help transform girls' perceptions of computing.

What Works with Girls: Images

Here's what we’ve learned about images from our focus groups with girls. It's about People, Not Technology Images of technology alone (even of cool gadgets like smartphones or 3-D imaging) don't generate much career interest from girls. But add a person to the mix (especially someone who looks happy or engaged), and the chemistry changes dramatically. Help Girls See Themselves in Computing While women of all ages make great role models and mentors for girls, our focus groups revealed that girls were particularly influenced by photographs of young women just a few years older than themselves. In a field overwhelmingly populated by white males, it's especially important that young women of all races and ethnicities see images of themselves. Women in Tech. If you're still working on your annual self-review, you're in good company.

Women in Tech

I'm still putting the finishing touches on mine, and I have list of requests for coworker feedback that I'm also chiseling down on. With deadline looming, I thought I would share some advice from Yahoo! Leaders about the process. Last week, Women in Tech gathered a panel to talk about the process, offer tips about how to write an effective self-review, and share what the review process really accomplishes. Overcoming Impostor Syndrome « Jean Hsu. Geek Girl Camp. An Interview with Frances E. Allen. Interview By Guy L. Steele Communications of the ACM, Vol. 54 No. 1, Pages 39-45 10.1145/1866739.1866752 Comments ACM Fellow Frances E. Allen, recipient of the 2006 ACM A.M.

Turing Award and IBM Fellow Emerita, has made fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of program optimization and compiler construction over a 50-year career. ACM Fellow Guy L. Pseudocontext in Computer Science. Can you imagine a programming assignment or example where "common sense and real-world knowledge are not needed"?

Pseudocontext in Computer Science

Math teacher (and now PhD student in education) Dan Meyer proposed that many math problems fit into this category, exhibiting what he calls pseudocontext. Dan settles on the following definition of pseudocontext: context that is flatly untrue: "a basketball team scores two points every minute for the duration of the game. "operations that have nothing to do with the given context: "the age of Mark's dad is three more than four times Mark's age.

" Vi Hart: Math Doodling. From comments: women in science, their history as told by… men? A few strands are coming together in comments.

From comments: women in science, their history as told by… men?

First, our linkspam linked to Richard Holmes’s The Royal Society’s lost women scientists, and Lesley Hall then commented: I’m somewhat annoyed at all the coverage A MAN talking about lost women scientists is getting, when we have several decades-worth of women historians of science who have been saying the exact same thing. Ghc2010 - Anita Borg Institute Wiki. CompSci Woman.   Google Logo: What’s it all about? Computer Science and Electronic Engineering: The Women are here! WomenInTech. Blog Archive » Woman in technology. Usually I avoid topics like women in technology because (1) it is a can of worms, and (2) I can really only speak for myself.

Blog Archive » Woman in technology

For the most part, I’d rather be seen as a person in technology than a woman, but this weekend the twitterverse erupted with opinions about Google sponsoring female students to attend JSConf. As a woman who is often the only-woman-in-the-room, I want people to know it isn’t always easy. I was a bit shocked by the blatant failure to empathize. On the Big Web Show, I talked about being a women in a male dominated field (min 7:12). “I was a carpenter before I got into web stuff, so you guys can’t really compete with the carpenters, no matter how unruly you get.” That is true, but a simplification. After conducting a thorough study on the status of female researchers at MIT. The heart and soul of discrimination, the last refuge of the bigot, is to say that those who are discriminated against deserve it because they are less good.Dean Robert J. 2D Goggles. Happy Ada Lovelace Day everybody!

2D Goggles

If you’re new to this blog, you will probably want to start with Lovelace: The Origin, so you know who everybody is. The last couple of Ada Lovelace Days I wrote about a few other women around our heroine, but today I want to come back to Lovelace herself. You usually hear about Lovelace the programmer but it’s Lovelace the visionary that’s been on my mind lately.

Slowly taking shape like some monstrous unairworthy Zeppelin behind the scenes here is the Leviathan culmination of this comic, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, The Book and fully-functioning doorstop. Workplace sexism: Glass ceilings are supported by glass walls. Connecting Women and Technology » Anita Borg Institute for Women. Systers™ It’s important to know that you are not alone.


Systers is a forum for all women involved in the technical aspects of computing. The list has over 4,000 members from at least 54 countries around the world. How does biology explain the low numbers of women in computer sc.