"Geek Girls" Dining Out for International Women's Day

March 8, 2008

Just in time for this year's International Women's Day, a new support group for women in IT was established in Australia.

An article from iTnews reported on this group, called Girl Geek Dinners.

"Providing a group that shows you are part of a growing part of your industry encourages people to stay in IT and others to join," Co-founder and Organizer of Girl Geek Dinners, Damana Madden said to iTnews.

International Women's Day Around the World

March 7, 2008
International Women's Day poster

It's International Women's Day tomorrow, March 8.

All this week individuals and organizations around the globe have been celebrating the contributions of women and using this occasion to focus on improving conditions for women in social, economic, and political realms.

Grace Hopper: Call for Participation Ends March 16

February 22, 2008
Grace Hopper poster

We're very excited that the next Grace Hopper Celebration in Computing (GHC) will take place right here in Colorado, October 1-4, at the Keystone Resort. If anything beats the beauty of Rocky Mountain aspens turning gold in the fall, it's the sight of 1,200+ women gathered together to celebrate their love of technology.

The Anniversary of ENIAC

February 18, 2008

On February 14, 1946, ENIAC – the world's first digital electronic computer – was unveiled. ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. It was the world's first operational, general-purpose, electronic digital computer, developed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

CS Majors Shaping the Future of Textbooks

February 11, 2008
Pearson Students logo

Are you a computer science major? Your opinions are in demand.

Pearson, one of the leading education publishers, is seeking participants to serve on its Pearson Student Advisory Board (PSAB). This is an incredible professional opportunity for undergrads to earn a $1,000 stipend, travel to Boston and other cities (all expenses paid), gain valuable business experience, receive complimentary textbooks, and develop a wide network of contacts.

TechStars: Calling All Women Entrepreneurs

February 6, 2008
Gwen Bell

A few years ago I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a major in English Lit. When I tell people I now work in the tech industry (and have started several successful businesses since graduation), they're often flabbergasted.

The Google 2008 Anita Borg Scholarship

January 28, 2008
Anita Borg

Are you a senior undergrad or a graduate student studying computer science? Are you passionate about your work, and using computing to make the world a better place? How about a $10,000 scholarship from Google to encourage you?

ChicTech's Games for Girls Competition: Enter Now!

January 10, 2008
University attendees

ChicTech, an outreach program of the University of Illinois' Department of Computer Science, extends an open invitation for college women to participate in the third annual Games for Girls Programming Competition (G4G).

What Women Who Shun IT Really Think about IT

January 6, 2008
Woman with books

I caught up on some reading over the holidays. In particular, [begin link /who.staff.joanne.html]Joanne Cohoon[end link] sent me an article entitled "[begin link /pdf/Weinberger_IEEE.pdf]Just Ask! Why Surveyed Women Did Not Pursue IT Courses or Careers[end link]", by Catherine J. Weinberger. Although published in the Spring 2004 issue of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, it was new to me.

Second Life

December 20, 2007
Second Life logo

As if I didn't already have enough to do in my First Life, I logged on for a Second Life. Second Life (SL) is "a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its Residents."