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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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  1. HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD WITH A GIRL AND A

    COMPUTER JEN MYERS WMCFEST 2012 CLEVELAND, OH
  2. STORYTIME

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  4. Compsci undergrad programs 25% 13% 1.5% 18% 18%

  5. Information technology jobs Compsci undergrad programs 25% 13% 1.5% 18%

    18%
  6. Information technology jobs Contributing to Wikipedia Compsci undergrad programs 25%

    13% 1.5% 18% 18%
  7. Information technology jobs Contributing to Wikipedia Open source programming Compsci

    undergrad programs 25% 13% 1.5% 18% 18%
  8. Information technology jobs Contributing to Wikipedia Open source programming Web

    design and development Compsci undergrad programs 25% 13% 1.5% 18% 18%
  9. Stereotype threat/lack of role models

  10. Stereotype threat/lack of role models Work/life balance and childcare

  11. Stereotype threat/lack of role models Work/life balance and childcare Promotion

    processes
  12. Stereotype threat/lack of role models Work/life balance and childcare Promotion

    processes Harassment and sexism in culture
  13. 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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  15. Establishing good communication channels

  16. Providing context and definition Establishing good communication channels

  17. Providing context and definition Making students feel comfortable enough to

    make mistakes Establishing good communication channels
  18. 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
  19. 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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  22. “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.”
  23. “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.”
  24. “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.”
  25. “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.”
  26. INTERFACE THE REDESIGN

  27. INTERFACE THE REDESIGN

  28. Jen Myers Girl Develop It Columbus jmyers@girldevelopitcbus.com @antiheroine speakerdeck.com/u/jenmyers