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JS Girls

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JavaScript online learning platform for women interested in Web technologies

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JS Girls

  1. 1. for women interested in Web technologies Daisy LaFlamme JAVASCRIPT ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM
  2. 2. Why I Care? • Men dominate the computer’s industries • More women need to be attracted to programing • Women have different worldview and they can put a whole new perspective in the programming and technology world. They will be more interested in coding if it is combined not only with logical but with practical real-life creativity; they prefer jobs where they can use their creativity and improve live.
  3. 3. Why JavaScript? • Recently, the recruitment company Entelo released its statistic report on Forbs:
  4. 4. Research & Statistics • Co. Labs: 34% of Web designers are women • Carnegie Mellon Research: programmers are learning and doing programing using the language area of their brains. Women’s language area is more precisely organized, and is bigger in volume than in male • More (References)
  5. 5. My Goal • Cover the learning gap and attract women to learn JavaScript • Learn JavaScript the easiest way
  6. 6. Methods • Visual/Interactive • Tearetical
  7. 7. Interviews & Feedback • Amy Newell • Daniela Grey • Denitsa Vateva • Vladimir Grozev • Class group Professionals/Users
  8. 8. Technology I Use • Content management system: Modx • Bootstrap 3 • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, plugins
  9. 9. Progress
  10. 10. What is Left until Final Presentation • Content for the theoretical part (libraries) • Proofreading the tutorials • Add one more future: reserved words widget • Solve design issues • Fix bugs
  11. 11. Future after the Final Presentation • More/continuous user testing • Changes • Legalizing (buying) content and creatives • Partnerships • Launch: September 25, 2015 • Adding more futures: ① feedback widget ② Post comment widget ③ User group based log in for building a community • Analytics and narrowing down the audience
  12. 12. References • Code.org (2014). The Code.org CS Principles Curriculum Overview. Retrieved from http://code.org/files/CSPCurriculumOverview.pdf • Dev Bootcamp (2014). Retrieved from http://devbootcamp.com/ • Derichs-Kunstmann, K. (1994). Women Learn Differently. Retrieved from http://www.uni- ulm.de/LiLL/5.0/E/5.3/women.html • Haverbeke, M. (2011). Eloquent JavaScript: A modern introduction to programming. San Francisco: No Starch Press. • Hodgins, Dan. (2008). Male and Female Differences. Retrieved from http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/myl/llog/Hodgins1.pdf • James, Abigail Norfleet. (2009). Teaching the female brain: how girls learn math and science. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin. • Konrad, Alex (2014, August 12). These Programming Languages Have The Most (And Fewest) Female Coders. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2014/08/12/these-programming-languages-have-the-most-and-fewest- female-coders/ • Lean In (2014). Ban Bossy. Retrieved from http://banbossy.com/ • Resnic, M., Maloney, J., Monroy-Hernandez, A., & Rusk, N., Eastmond, E., Brenan, K., Millner, A., Rosenbaumn, A., Silver J., Silverman, B., & Kafai, Y. (2009). Scratch: Programing for All. Communications of the ACM, 52 (11). Retrieved from http://web.media.mit.edu/~mres/papers/Scratch-CACM-final.pdf • Siegmund, Janet, Kastner, C., Apel, S., Parnin, C., Bethmann, A., Leich, T., Saake, G., Brechmann, A. (2014) Understanding Source Code with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, 378-389. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ckaestne/pdf/icse14_fmri.pdf Taft, Darryl (2014, February 10). Top 10 Programming Languages for Job Seekers in 2014. Retrieved from http://www.eweek.com/developer/slideshows/top-10-programming-languages-for-job-seekers-in- 2014.html/#sthash.Hz9ryjoP.dpuf • W3School (2014). JavaScript Tutorial. Retrieved from http://www.w3schools.com/js/

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