The Notable Women in Computing Card Deck that Katy Dickinson (my Mom), and Dr Susan Rodger of Duke University have been working on for the past 2 months went live on Kickstarter last night at 5pm PDT (become a Backer here). As of writing, we are at 75% of our goal. One of our Backers plugged us into Kicktraq, which predicts some pretty mind-boggling final numbers for this project.
Here’s the video:
I spent much of this week ensuring our fulfillment and printing will be scalable. I’ve had some good conversations with a fulfillment vendor and leads on a possible new printing vendor. I’ve also been thrilled by the online support we’ve received. Here are some of the tweets:
The Kickstarter is for the second edition. Dr Rodger is selling the first edition at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing at booth 644. Last time we checked-in, she was at under 100 decks and that was before the deck was name-checked from the stage at the Plenary.
The Kickstarter is open for another month, but some of the limited-quantity awards may run out before then, so if you’re interested, go ahead and chip-in today. I appreciate all of your support.
“Most engineers like to proceed from A to B to C in a series of logical steps. I’m the rare engineer who says the answer is obviously Z and we will get on with that while you guys work out how to do all the intermediate steps. It makes me a dangerous person to employ in IT but a useful one.” — Sophie Wilson, designer of the Acorn Micro-Computer and BBC Micro, BBC BASIC programming language, and the ARM (Acorn RISC Machine), a foundational technology for handheld computing devices.