Notable Women in Computing Card Deck Kickstarter is at 100%!

The Kickstarter I’ve been running and talking about since Thursday is at 100%. With 27 days left, I’m hopeful we can triple or quadruple the number of decks we’re sending out to the world. It’s been an exciting week, getting a crash-course in ecommerce logistics and Kickstarter communication norms, even getting to know some folks who […]

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Why We Used Creative Commons for the Notable Women in Computing Card Deck

Every piece of our Notable Women in Computer Science card deck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 U.S. License. There’s a few reasons for that. The first is ideological: the card deck is designed to help connect technical women and girls to the history of women’s leadership in computer science. Some women and girls who most need […]

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Can you name 5 great women in computing?

The friends to whom I’ve posed the question in this title often begin confidently: “Sure! Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, umm, Anita Borg, ummmmmmm. Um.” Then follows an embarrassed silence. Women have been a part of the history of computing from the very beginning, but our stories are rarely remembered and seldom told. Dr Susan Rodger, my Mom […]

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