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

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 ┬áThis is the conclusion┬áof 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

Being a Woman in Computer Science – A Cautionary Tale, Part 2 of 3, Working in the Field

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes ┬áThis is a continuation of yesterday’s post. It picks up where the other left off, at the end of my student days. I defended my Master’s Thesis and just continued on where I was. My thesis examined the introductory CS … Continue reading

Being a Woman in Computer Science – A Cautionary Tale, Part 1 of 3, The Student Years

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes I no longer consider myself to “in” computer science, although I will always consider myself both an academic and a computer scientist. (There’s an older version of part of this story here.) I grew up at a time when women … Continue reading

How I Got Into Computer Science (Many Happy Years)

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Next week I am meeting with a bunch of young women in our department‘s CS and CIS programs, so I’ve been thinking about how I got into computer science, and why I stayed. Here’s my tale of how I got … Continue reading

Worth a Read: Computer Science Courses that Don’t Exist, But Should

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute A list by┬áJames Hague: CSCI 2100: Unlearning Object-Oriented Programming Discover how to create and use variables that aren’t inside of an object hierarchy. Learn about “functions,” which are like methods but more generally useful. Prerequisite: Any course that used the … Continue reading