[SIGCIS-Members] Woman in computing - NPR interviews

Chuck House housec1839 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 05:59:29 PDT 2014

Just have to mention that Maria Klawe has been doing yeoman (yeowoman?) work in this area for three decades, including her time as ACM President.  But her success at Harvey Mudd College is outstanding the past four years.

On Oct 19, 2014, at 8:58 PM, Allan Olley <allan.olley at utoronto.ca> wrote:

> Hello,
> 	Just following up on the e-mail Janet Abbate sent, I think the podcast she menitoned is up. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/10/17/356944145/episode-576-when-women-stopped-coding
> 	An interesting piece (about 17 minutes) on the trend away from women majoring in Comp Sci that started in 1984. Some reference to the prominence of women in the early computer industry and then looking at the personal computer culture of the period. Also, references to later attempts to increase participation rates among women in computer science (specifically the project in the mid 90s by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher at Carnagie Mellon).
> 	It ends by acknowledging many people and sources including various pioneers, the organizers of the Grace Hopper conference, the book Gender Codes and its editor Tom Misa and authors including Janet Abbate and Carolyn Clark Hayes (sorry I don't have the energy to transcribe the list).
> -- 
> Yours Truly,
> Allan Olley, PhD
> http://individual.utoronto.ca/fofound/
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