Women In Computer Science–What Happened?

Years ago, when I was a student at Taylor University (in what is now the Taylor Computer Science and Engineering department)  there were more women in computer science than there are today. The women did as well as the men under what I would call some challenges. Specifically they had a curfew (this was a…


DigiGirlz Cambridge MA

Last Friday Microsoft NERD (New England Research and Development Center) was pleased to host DigiGirlz Day for close to 300 high school girls from around Massachusetts and New Hampshire. About DigiGirlz Day During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an…


Interesting Posts 16 May 2011

Computer Science teacher Pat Yongpradit  seems to be everywhere on the educational blogosphere lately. I posted about his 5-6 week XNA course curriculum last week. Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) posted an interview on her  Cool Cat Teacher Blog posted a video interview him – Attracting Girls to Technology and Science. Pat himself had a post on…


DigiGirlz Days Spring Schedule

Well the latest batch of DigiGirlz Days are starting to get scheduled. What are DigiGirlz Days? They are fun, interesting and educational events, sort of like a cool field trip, that show girls what technology and technology careers are about. From the web site: This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed…


The Role Model Problem

A bunch of my friends are at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing this week. I’m following some of it on Twitter (look for the #ghc09 tag) and on the Grace Hopper Bloggers blog. I think this is a wonderful event and people I know who go come back all charged up and…


DigiGirlz Cambridge MA 2009

Yesterday I attended my first DigiGirlz event. While this was my first DdigiGirlz event it was my third “career” event in three work days. And of them were different. Last Thursday was a sort of career fair with tables set up by different companies and educational institutions (colleges, universities, community colleges) at Brookline High School….