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How We Learn: A Book that Understands the Research and Brings it to the Masses
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

How We Learn: A Book that Understands the Research and Brings it to the Masses

There's a lot of research out there on the theory of learning, so you'd think we'd all know the tricks by now. Unfortunately, due to the relative inaccessibility...

When Feedback Makes You Cry a Little
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

When Feedback Makes You Cry a Little

Feedback really is a gift. But feedback can also be hard, both to give and to get. I moved into a leadership role a little over a year ago, and got my first hard...

Review / Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Review / Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

While visiting a branch of our city's library system we don't often find ourselves at, I browsed the tiny section on education. I found Invent to Learn by chance...

Why I Prefer Processing as a First Language to Teach
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Why I Prefer Processing as a First Language to Teach

Once upon a time, almost 5 years ago, I wrote a post about Python vs Processing as a first language to learn. It became my only post to appear on Hacker News and...

A Growth Mindset Workshop
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

A Growth Mindset Workshop

I recently gave a workshop on the growth mindset with first year computer science students working as part of this amazing program. It went well, so it seems worth...

GHC16 / What Are Tech Tools Doing That The Best Diversity Initiatives Aren't?
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

GHC16 / What Are Tech Tools Doing That The Best Diversity Initiatives Aren't?

How can software help companies recruit and hire more diversely? Erica Joy Baker, Laura I. Gomez, Stephanie Lampkin, Liz Kofman, and Aline Lerner tackled this question...

GHC16 / Building a Better Classroom: Lessons from Ed-Tech
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

GHC16 / Building a Better Classroom: Lessons from Ed-Tech

One of the panels I attended at this week's Grace Hopper Celebration featured women from various companies engaging in ed tech, whether as their sole purpose or...

GHC16 / Lyndsay Pearson on Valuing Inclusive Game Design
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

GHC16 / Lyndsay Pearson on Valuing Inclusive Game Design

Invited technical speaker Lyndsay Pearson spoke at Grace Hopper this week about inclusive game design. Lyndsay has, as she puts it, grown up with The Sims, having...

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Preethi Srinivas: HCI Researcher Improving Coordination and Communication in Hospital ICUs
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Preethi Srinivas: HCI Researcher Improving Coordination and Communication in Hospital ICUs

This blog post originates from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Blog. The 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is dedicated to mathematics and computer sciences, and takes...

The Low-down on Speaking at GHC
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

The Low-down on Speaking at GHC

So you're speaking at GHC16. What do you need to know? How can you prepare to be the best you can be? How do you calm your nerves?!Although I wasn't lucky enough...

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Hana Khamfroush: Research Associate in Wireless Communications and Networking
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Hana Khamfroush: Research Associate in Wireless Communications and Networking

This blog post originates from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Blog. The 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is dedicated to mathematics and computer sciences, and takes...

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Helen Wauck: HCI Researcher Studying Spatial Skills Training with Games
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

HLF2016 / Spotlight on Helen Wauck: HCI Researcher Studying Spatial Skills Training with Games

This blog post originates from the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Blog. The 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is dedicated to mathematics and computer sciences, and takes...

How to Be a Leader, Shopify Style
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

How to Be a Leader, Shopify Style

Self-actualization, that thing at the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: “what a person's full potential is and the realization of that potential.” Shopify cares...

Google I/O 2016 as an Anita Borg Scholar
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Google I/O 2016 as an Anita Borg Scholar

Back in February, I ran an event to celebrate Anita Borg's birthday. I along with some Shopify colleagues focused on students not majoring in computer science;coding...

Innovation Needs Computer Science
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Innovation Needs Computer Science

On Wednesday, I gave a talk at an event called Ignite that brought together government and business folks to talk innovation. There were four lightning talks of...

'Take Your Kid to Work Day' Coding Workshop with ScratchJr
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

'Take Your Kid to Work Day' Coding Workshop with ScratchJr

A new professional development day was recently added to our local school board's calendar. One of my colleagues, John Duff, made the brilliant suggestion to have...

Mastering Difficult Conversations
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Mastering Difficult Conversations

Do you dread bringing up a problem in your relationship because you know your partner will be blinded by emotion? Are your 1:1s at work just happy recaps of your...

Annedroids: A STEM Show with a Positive Impact on Girls
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Annedroids: A STEM Show with a Positive Impact on Girls

Some time ago, I shared info about a STEM show that premiered on TVO back in 2014: Annedroids. Recently, the show's PR specialist followed up with me to share some...

My Nonlinear Career Path
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

My Nonlinear Career Path

I've had a really nonlinear career path. One step forward, two step sideways, new goal, start it all again...My interest in computers started at a young age. IRoss...

Rana el Kaliouby and Tracy Chou's Formative Moments
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Rana el Kaliouby and Tracy Chou's Formative Moments

As a belated celebration of #WomenInSTEM day, I wanted to share a couple of really great videos (and below explanation) shared with me. Enjoy!Expanding the number...
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