Women in Technology Are Trending
From Girls Code Camps to Women in Data Science conferences, women are starting to get heard in the tech world. Across the globe, women, regardless of profession, can try their hand at Programming, Data Science, Digital Analytics, and more.
We’re rethinking our approach to teaching and training technology, working towards overcoming mental barriers. As many women as are in the profession now, there probably that many more who were told at some point they weren’t right and that this isn’t their field. Those who have overcome this adversity, however, have made a huge impact.
Dorothy Vaughn, one of history’s hidden figures
, made history as one of the earliest female programmers for NASA. When the first super computers came into play, she made it her mission to learn everything about it and became an expert FORTRAN programmer.
But, it’s more than teaching or training. Ultimately, there is a need for a shift in attitude from the wider tech community. By broadening candidate search criteria and making clear benefits such as parental leave at the start of the interview process, businesses can open themselves up to a more diverse, and more equal, workforce.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Effect
Mistakes can lead to great and delicious things. The chocolate chip cookie was never supposed to happen. The woman who ran the tollhouse wanted to change up her sugar cookie recipe and thought she could make a chocolate sugar cookie by adding chopped chocolate. To her surprise and her hungry customer’s delight, the bits didn’t melt all the way, to ultimately become Tollhouse Chocolate Chips.
The same can happen when you let students know it’s okay to make a mistake. Because sometimes what you envision on paper isn’t what you get on the screen. A Finnish/Nordic start up edtech company
is teaching high school students to combine art and programming. Using a Java-based programming language called Processing, similar to those used in the design field and game industry, they teach programming. But instead of creating the same thing over and over, students create something new. Combined with another course using Arduinos, the students can take first steps towards building their own robots.
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