Just read this article from Business Insider entitled This viral video from Microsoft on how girls feel about science is fantastic.
It’s awesome. Loved it. Spoiler alert – at the end of the video, the girls get a card from Microsoft that encourages them to keep on doing what they do:
Thanks @Microsoft for encouraging girls to do science.
I was browsing through the code.org site to learn more about the upcoming Hour of Code event that is happening on December 8-14, 2014.
Through the Hour of Code event, code.org attempts to increase students’ awareness of computer science as not just another course, but as a life skill. code.org believes:
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
In addition, code.org:
is dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.
This resonates very well to the Women in Technology luncheon I attended last week at the PASS Summit 2014. Many companies have partnered with code.org for this event and for many other projects, including Microsoft.
I came across this infographic about Girls in IT from NCWIT (National Center for Women in Technology) which echoes a lot of what Kimberly Bryant mentioned in her talk. (Get the Full Report).
“Geek” is the new cool
If you tell me I’m a geek or a nerd, I would most likely blush and take it as the greatest compliment ever.
Yes I am one …
Yes I am a geek.
Yes I am a nerd.
I can bore you with all the other things that I think are cool. You may disagree with me, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.