Women & Diversity In Tech

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Women & Diversity In Tech

  1. 1. WOMEN & DIVERSITY IN TECH Presented by Sarah Dutkiewicz sarah@cletechconsulting.com Presented at Avon High School Tech Club November 26, 2013
  2. 2. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR FUTURE IN TECHNOLOGY?
  3. 3. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DIVERSITY?
  4. 4. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN DIVERSITY IN TECH?
  5. 5. GROWING UP IN TECH
  6. 6. VIDEO GAMER
  7. 7. LEGOS (FOR GIRLS)
  8. 8. COMPUTER GAMES
  9. 9. 8TH GRADE
  10. 10. NEWER COMPUTER GAMES
  11. 11. PLAYED AT HOME
  12. 12. AND IN HIGH SCHOOL
  13. 13. GROWING UP
  14. 14. LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  15. 15. THOSE WHO’VE HELPED ME
  16. 16. MORE WHO’VE HELPED
  17. 17. Women don’t like the image of computer science. Women don’t like feeling like they’re a woman in computer science. - Opening quote from Sophia Westwood in ShePlusPlus documentary
  18. 18. Everyone knows who those women are, which has got to be way too much pressure on them. - Quote from Keith Schwarz (Stanford lecturer) from ShePlusPlus documentary
  19. 19. Fake it until you make it. You will eventually realize that you aren’t faking it. - Quote from ShePlusPlus documentary
  20. 20. You can start at any age… at any time… - Quote from ShePlusPlus documentary
  21. 21. I love getting manicures. I love watching Gossip Girl. Don’t judge me! - Quote from ShePlusPlus documentary
  22. 22. SHE++ @sheplusplus ShePlusPlus
  23. 23. Taken from http://sheplusplus.standford.edu
  24. 24. Taken from http://sheplusplus.standford.edu
  25. 25. Everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think. - Steve Jobs
  26. 26. The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You’ll look like you have magic powers compared to everyone else. - Gabe Newell, Valve
  27. 27. Whether you’re trying to make a lot of money or whether you want to just change the world, computer programming is an incredibly empowering skill to learn. - Hadi, founder of Code.org
  28. 28. It’s not unlike playing an instrument or playing a sport. It starts out by being very intimidating, but you get the hang of it over time. - Drew Houston, Dropbox
  29. 29. A lot of the coding that people do is actually fairly simple. It’s more about the process of breaking down problems…. - Makinde, Facebook
  30. 30. FIRST PROGRAMS… • Tic-Tac-Toe • Making things appear on a screen • Hello world • Questions like “What’s your favorite color?”
  31. 31. EMPOWERING WOMEN
  32. 32. RUBE GOLDBERG • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w – OK GO!
  33. 33. GOLDIEBLOX • GoldieBlox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-AtZfNU3zw • GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, & Beastie Boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFpe3Up9T_g
  34. 34. TOYS & ACTIVITIES THAT ENCOURAGE PROBLEM-SOLVING Younger • • • • Legos K’Nex Lincoln Logs Tinker Toys Older • Lego Mindstorms • Geocaching
  35. 35. FUN TECH FOR GETTING STARTED • • • • • • • • • • Small Basic Kodu Squeak Scratch Python Alice NetLogo Goldiblox Hopscotch … and many more!
  36. 36. PROGRAMS AND LOCAL RESOURCES
  37. 37. HER IDEAS IN MOTION http://www.herideasinmotion.com/
  38. 38. MICROSOFT STORE http://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-Store-Beachwood-Place-Mall/
  39. 39. GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
  40. 40. TECH CORPS http://home.techcorps.org/
  41. 41. DIGIGIRLZ http://digigirlz.com
  42. 42. RAILS GIRLS http://railsgirls.com/
  43. 43. CHOOSE A MENTOR WHO YOU’RE INTERESTED IN LEARNING FROM AND FEED OFF OF AND INTO THEIR ENERGY. Based on Ada Lovelace’s experiences with Charles Babbage and his Analytical Engine
  44. 44. BE OPEN-MINDED WITH YOUR CAREER. YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOUR ADVENTURES WILL TAKE YOU. Based on the adventures of the women of the ENIAC
  45. 45. MAKE TECH MORE APPROACHABLE BY TRANSLATING IT INTO PLAIN ENGLISH. Based on Grace Hopper’s strive to reach the non-technical and business realms
  46. 46. CHALLENGE “WE’VE ALWAYS DONE IT THAT WAY” Based on Grace Hopper’s experiences
  47. 47. CONTACT INFORMATION Sarah Dutkiewicz Cleveland Tech Consulting, LLC sarah@cletechconsulting.com Twitter: @sadukie Blog: http://codinggeekette.com

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