Cited were a book titled Unlocking The Clubhouse and The Hacker Diaries.
One interesting point that my teaching assistant made is that blogging communities have a much higher preponderance of female participation, and that such industries would at least serve to bounce the discipline back towards 40% female from 10%. One might well ask whether that is a correct and necessary thing. To put it simply: high school interest surveys indicate that at least 40% would have been about right as an enrollment percentage for female freshman students in CS at the zenith of female participation.
I asked whether it was higher than 10% going in, and was told that it was about 10% throughout.
zengeneral, silpan, chriszhong, scottharmon, hermes_imagod, and robbyjo: you might have heard about this talk, though I didn't see you there. Any comments?
- Courses, practica, or course content in:
- data mining and information extraction
- information security
- computer games courses
- debugging and testing
- formal software specificationa and verification
- CIS 492: Computers and Society
- The CIS 200 honors project program
- Computing Research Experience for Women (CREW) programs
Aside: deire, you are just too cool. Warm fuzzies doesn't begin to cover it. I'm sure all our friends will agreen. Oh, and somebody is getting a lont of CHOKLIT, sooner or later.