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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Choose your heroes carefully

I spent the weekend dress as Jennifer Walters, or She-Hulk, at this weekend’s Awesome Con in Washington D.C. It was fun in the joyous ways all theater is fun–I had make-up, I sewed my costume, I had lines and did research and played with a cast of thousands. But this weekend was also my first time cosplaying […]

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Check out my colleagues being awesome and talking about H.R. 3344

I had the great fun of organizing a panel on one of my favorite bills this federal legislation session, H.R. 3344. You can learn a lot watching the video below, or you can read the infographic I designed, peruse the stories I curated, or sign the petition I wrote. Seriously, I like this bill. Also, […]

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“Why is this important to you?” Mapping activist responses to Safe Harbor laws

If you’re listening to anything I say through Polaris’s social media channels, you’ve probably heard about Safe Harbor laws. Safe Harbor laws are a kind of law to combat human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking of people under 18, as well as other forms of commercial sexual exploitation of people under 18 which are not always […]

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If you read one thing today, learn about Malala Yousaf Zai

Malala Yousaf Zai is a 14-year-old female Pakistani activist. My friend, Nighat Dad, writes about her work and the bullets which tried to silence her Tuesday. Learning her name and her story and spreading it is exactly what the people who tried to kill her didn’t want. Boost the signal. Inspirational Quote: “Hailing from Mingora […]

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