Valuing a Job Well Done

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute You know how chance or fleeting encounters with people who cross your path can sometimes leave a lasting impression? The man who drove the forklift at the local feed store has become a symbol in our household. He is a … 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

Interaction between stereotypes, expectations of success, and learning from failure | Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Interaction between stereotypes, expectations of success, and learning from failure | Computing Education Blog. This is encouraging! The students who learned about scientists’ struggles developed less-stereotyped images of scientists, became more interested in science, remembered the material better, and did … Continue reading

It’s Not Women Who Should Lean In; It’s Men Who Should Step Back – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s Not Women Who Should Lean In; It’s Men Who Should Step Back – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review. Well worth the read. When I was still @ UofC I quickly found that the less I acted (and taught) … 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

5 Gamer Comments That Give Straight White Guys a Bad Name | Cracked.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute THIS: They’re playing in the comment section of a website about video games: That’s three levels of virtual world created only to entertain them. 5 Gamer Comments That Give Straight White Guys a Bad Name | Cracked.com. This is brilliant. … Continue reading