Thanks to My Tech Heroines

March 24, 2009
Woman in tech

Today is Ada Lovelace day, the day we should acknowledge our tech heroines.

So this is to all my heroines: those women who decided to create something new. Something techy and new! Those who found their calling and passion in innovation and feel their lives won't be complete without it. Those who pursue the unknown, face the anxiety, invite the thrill and enjoy the pride that comes with the outcome.

For the ones who decided that moving forward is better than staying in place. For those who are taking us all forward with them.

Ada Lovelace Day: Recognizing Women in IT

March 24, 2009
Ada Lovelace

Today, March 24, is Ada Lovelace Day.

Who is Ada Lovelace, you ask, and why does she have a day named after her? Well, it begin with this:

Entrepreneur? Learn How Technology Can Improve Your Business

March 19, 2009
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If you're a budding entrepreneur or already a business-owner, now is a great time to brush up on your technology know-how and propel your business to the next level.

Blueprint for Tech Summer Camp

March 12, 2009
Summer Camp Girls

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology, using research on when most girls lose interest in technical subjects, has been running a summer technology camp for middle school girls for five years now. The goals of Camp Infinity are to solve these three key issues:

Go For It! One NCWIT Award Winner Tells Why

March 12, 2009
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NOTE:NCWIT and Bank of America awarded the 2009 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing on Saturday, March 7th, to 32 high-school women from across the country. Elisabeth Morant won her NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing at the Bank of America Celebrating Stars of the Future Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in August 2008.

Proud to be a Winner

March 9, 2009
Award Winner

NOTE:NCWIT and Bank of America awarded the 2009 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing on Saturday, March 7 to 32 high-school women from across the country. Below, Kitt Vanderwater -- who was a winner of the August 2008 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing -- writes about her thoughts on being an award-winner.

Be a TechStar!

March 2, 2009
David Cohen

TechStars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program that provides early-stage technology entrepreneurs with a summer-long "boot camp" to help grow their companies. TechStars provides a small amount of funding ($12,000-$18,000) for the summer, but the program is really all about focused and intensive mentorship.

The History of Women in Computing

February 14, 2009

On this day, 63 years ago, the world was introduced to the first digital, electronic computer. ENIAC - which stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer - was the world’s first operational, general-purpose, digital computer, and it was developed at the Moore School of Electrical E

Educon 2.1: What Does Reform Look Like?

February 13, 2009
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After spending several days at Educon 2.1, I'm confident that though impediments exist, we can establish the education system that our nation requires and that every child deserves.

Educon 2.1: Working Computational Thinking into the Equation

February 12, 2009
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As I wrote in my first blog about Educon 2.1, a school reform conference with a strong technology bent, I attended a pre-conference workshop called, "Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge." As an educator with a strong constructivist bent I was eager to hear Gary Stager, Brian Silverman (Picocrickets), Carolyn Staudt (Molecular Workbench), and others discuss how computers can function as learning material.