I studied philosophy and engineering at university: Here’s my verdict on ‘job relevant’ education

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This is VERY important. It’s why, when I teach CS, I focus on the kinds of skills and concepts that *I* still find useful, 30+years /after/ my degree. THOSE are the core concepts. I am NOT training people for jobs. … Continue reading

I’m Finally Back to Writing Again…

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Yup, after a year of being unable to write at all, I’m finally getting back to it again. Here is the first part of my next endeavor. Let me know what you think! And So it Begins One learns more … Continue reading

Well Worth Watching: Losing Lena

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s time for gender equality in tech, let’s start by losing Lena. Add your voice at https://www.losinglena.com #losinglena “I failed to see this as an image of a person.” THINK ABOUT THAT. …. just an object being used to build, … Continue reading

Just in time for the start of term…The Guide to Simulations and Games

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Available for a limited time for $9.99(US) with this coupon. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: 3 Ways to Get More Women Into Tech

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute What are YOU doing in your courses to encourage more women to enter and continue? The president of Harvey Mudd College shares the strategies it’s used to interest more female students in computer science. 1. Make courses more engaging. I’ve … Continue reading

Academic mobbing, or how to become campus tormentors | University Affairs

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Yup. If anyone wants to know why I gave up a job I had loved for over 20 years (and was VERY good at); why I gave up my tenure, THIS IS WHY. People I thought were my friends, whom … Continue reading

Who has a good anonymous blog?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A new semester means a new set of students doing my “internet stalking” quest. This an adaptation of an assignment created by Robert Runte (ULeth), where students choose an anonymous blog and try to find out as much as they … Continue reading

Being a Woman in Computer Science – A Cautionary Tale, Part 3 of 3, Now

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute  This is the conclusion of yesterday’s post. It picks up where the other left off, after I was driven out of my position at the University. It took a long time to come to terms with what was done to me. … Continue reading