Episode 27: Ladies Who Learn And Code

Posted on 2012/06/23 by


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On episode 27, the henspeckles were flying. In April, we had a very lively chat with some very inspiring women in computing and computing education. This episode discusses the importance of educational organizations like the ones that these ladies are leading, addresses some challenges and opportunities for women in computing, and delves a bit into how these excellent women came to embrace programming.

On today’s show our crew of guests includes:

  • Sumana Harihareswara (Wikimedia, GeekFeminism, the Ada Initiative, etc.)
  • Jessica McKellar (Boston Python Users Group)
  • Heather Payne (Ladies Learning Code)
  • Geraldine Van Der Auwera(moderator)
  • Katy Huff (moderator)

This episode was an especially energetic and broad discussion that touched on a number of  important topics having to do with techniques for computing education, ladies in computing, inspiring our peers, and nurturing diversity in general. It was fantastic to have such a free flowing discussion and we hope that it’s as fun to listen to as it was to participate in.

Intro/Outro Music: ‘I’m a Lady’ – Santigold

Show Links:

  1. Boston Python Users Group (http://meetup.bostonpython.com/)
  2. Boston Python Workshop Wiki (http://openhatch.org/wiki/Boston_Python_Workshop_6)
  3. Science Club for Girls (http://www.scienceclubforgirls.org/)
  4. Citizen Schools (http://www.citizenschools.org/)
  5. Ada Initiative (http://adainitiative.org/)
  6. Ladies Learning Code (http://ladieslearningcode.com/)
  7. Girls Learning Code (http://girlslearningcode.com/)
  8. http://geekfeminism.org/2012/03/24/the-anxiety-of-learning-and-beating-it/
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