Is it appropriate to make educational games for girls?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I don’t like fighting. As a result, there are a whole pile of video games that I don’t really like playing. I’ve always thought of shooters and fighting games as the low-hanging fruit of game design. It’s fairly easy to … Continue reading

Worth Sharing (again): 17 Rare Images Tell the Real Story of Women in Tech – Mic

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Worth Sharing: 17 Rare Images Tell the Real Story of Women in Tech – Mic “Tech isn’t a male dominated field, in many respects. Women are responsible for some of the core innovations that drive the Internet today. It’s increasingly important … Continue reading

Yes, Women Do Code — But @hardaway still misses the point.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Her attempt at an apology just digs the hole deeper. Yes women do code. And I have found them all this week, for which I am grateful. Hardly (on both points I expect). I am on the board of a … Continue reading

Women Shouldn’t Code — Seriously???

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Trying to justify the status quo? Written by a woman, but one who admits to basically being a bully. So, there’s that. Why Women Shouldn’t Code — Medium. First here are the arguments, quoted from the post. First of all, … Continue reading

MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Disappointing, but not surprising that women continue to face this kind of crap. MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters | WIRED. “We’re 3 female computer scientists at MIT, here to answer questions about programming and … Continue reading

Programmer privilege: As an Asian male computer science major, everyone gave me the benefit of the doubt.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Programmer privilege: As an Asian male computer science major, everyone gave me the benefit of the doubt.. “For every white or Asian male expert programmer you know, imagine a parallel universe where they were of another ethnicity and/or gender.” Yup. … Continue reading

Games the key to girls’ STEM education | news @ Northeastern

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Games the key to girls’ STEM education | news @ Northeastern. Girls GAMES, short for Girls Advancing in Math, Engi­neering, and Sci­ence, is a new col­lab­o­ra­tion between uni­ver­sity part­ners and gaming com­pa­nies in Seattle aimed at pro­moting STEM careers for … Continue reading

Gender Bias Found in How Graduate Students Review Scientific Studies | Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Gender Bias Found in How Graduate Students Review Scientific Studies | Computing Education Blog. Looks like we still have a ways to go…. From Mark Guzdial’s Blog: We’ve heard stories like this before, about the implicit bias in how STEM … Continue reading