How to Change the World with a Girl and a Computer

How to Change the World with a Girl and a Computer

A story about educational outreach to women in technology.

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Jen Myers

June 10, 2012
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    HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD WITH A GIRL AND A

    COMPUTER JEN MYERS WMCFEST 2012 CLEVELAND, OH
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    Information technology jobs Contributing to Wikipedia Open source programming Web

    design and development Compsci undergrad programs 25% 13% 1.5% 18% 18%
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    Stereotype threat/lack of role models Work/life balance and childcare Promotion

    processes Harassment and sexism in culture Isolation/ lack of network support
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    Providing context and definition Making students feel comfortable enough to

    make mistakes Establishing good communication channels
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    Providing context and definition Making students feel comfortable enough to

    make mistakes Creating a support structure of TAs and continuing resources Establishing good communication channels
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    Providing context and definition Making students feel comfortable enough to

    make mistakes Creating a support structure of TAs and continuing resources Treating students as individuals Establishing good communication channels
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    “If we’re going to out- innovate and out- educate the

    rest of the world, then we have to open doors to everyone, we need all hands on deck. And that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”
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    “If we’re going to out- innovate and out- educate the

    rest of the world, then we have to open doors to everyone, we need all hands on deck. And that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”
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    “If we’re going to out- innovate and out- educate the

    rest of the world, then we have to open doors to everyone, we need all hands on deck. And that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”
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    “If we’re going to out- innovate and out- educate the

    rest of the world, then we have to open doors to everyone, we need all hands on deck. And that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”