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NCWIT at SIGCSE

March 3, 2015

NCWIT at SIGCSE 2015

SIGCSE is one of the biggest events of the year for computer science educators, and NCWIT is excited that we’ll be there in full force again this year. Here’s a breakdown of where and when you can find NCWIT during this event.=

March 8 is International Women’s Day

February 26, 2015

March 8 is just around the corner, and it happens to be International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD takes place each year on March 8 during Women’s History Month, marking a time to celebrate women’s achievements, call for change, and advocate for equality. All month long, NCWIT will highlight past and present women in technology. We hope you’ll be inspired to participate along with us!

Did You Know? NCWIT Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT)

February 10, 2015

Did you know that collaborating with other NCWIT Alliance Members and sharing your efforts for broadening participation in computing is just one click away? Using the Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT), members can post activities related to recruitment, retention, mentoring practices, outreach programs, and more. ACT can motivate you to set goals and to help you learn about or try new activities.

Going Public: SendGrid and the Diversity Data Movement

November 24, 2014

Disclaimer: SendGrid is an NCWIT member and Pacesetter. All our members are taking inspirational and noteworthy steps to increasing diversity in the tech workforce. This is just one example.

Open Letter to Bryan Stockton, Mattel, Inc. Chairman of the Board and CEO

November 20, 2014

Dear Mr. Stockton:

We thank you for Mattel’s apology for the stereotypical messaging in the book “Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer.” We ask that you remove this troubling book from the nation’s bookstores (virtual and real) and take further steps to avoid this type of misstep in the future.

CSEdWeek: Encouragement and Inclusion, Mentoring in IT Careers, Hiring the Best, Engage Girls in IT, Outreach and Engagement

November 19, 2014

CSEdWeek takes place December 8-14, 2014 to coincide with Admiral Grace Hopper's birthday, a visionary computer scientist born on December 9, 1906. CSEdWeek was first recognized in 2010 when the 111th Congress passed House Resolution 1560. This weeklong celebration raises awareness about the impact of computing on innovation and economic growth, as well as the need to bolster computer science education at all levels.

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