Women Shift Digital – A Conference to celebrate Women in Digital Careers [#geekgirl]
[Disclaimer: I'm honoured to have "cross.ova.ing ][4rm.blog.2.log][" shown and discussed by Dr Maria Mencia at this fabbo event]…“A collective reflection on the positive impacts women are making in digital-led careers. Represented in this conference today are creatives, managers and executives, working with the digital in education, creative industries, business, design, STEM, skills development and the arts. Here we have upfront inputs on the present scenario from experienced leaders and professionals working across the technology sector, with a debate on how to increase the essential involvement of women in the digital future world of work.
Start following the debate now #womenshiftdigital
A conference to:
- Celebrate women in digital careers for the 21st century
- Promote and share good practices
- Network the networks
- Influence the influencers
- Recognise the positive benefits of equal yet diverse teams at all levels of creation and production.”
Joss Whedon’s “Equality Now” Speech [#geekgirl]
Woman Vs Machine [#geekgirl]
Source: Best Computer Science Schools
“Set aside the barbie dolls and the disney princesses for just a moment… [#geekgirl]
…and let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.”
The Royal Society Women in Science Edit-a-thon [#geekgirl]
[Via HASTAC] “The Royal Society Women in Science Edit-a-thon: Friday, October 11, 2013 – 11:00am – Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 2:00am.
- Date: Friday 11 October 2013; in two parts – editathon runs 13.15-18.00; panel 18.30-20.30.
- Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG
- Book: HERE - there are 15 places for the editathon, and 100 for the panel discussion
- Cost: Free
- Twitter hashtag: #WISWIKI
- Resources to edit: see below
- Participants: The editing session is for Wikipedia newcomers to learn how to edit or anyone wanting to contribute. Female editors particularly encouraged to attend. Panel open to anyone interested in Women in Science topic.
We welcome participants to communicate with us online:
- Twitter hashtag: #WomenSciWP
- @wikimediauk, @royalsociety
- IRC: #wikimedia-uk
- We have been granted a free open online access to the Royal Society’s biographical memoirs and all of the journals for 24 hours on 11th October (midnight to midnight BST) available to anyone at all. (Terms and conditions will still apply, in particular section 6 on prohibited use).
- MRC has created a guide of how to search for biographical information for this series of events see https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Icons-mini-file_acro…); padding-right: 18px; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat;”>here.
- Useful resources for editing articles about the Royal Society Fellows are here.
- A general useful resource is the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State University.”
Rick Owens Spring 2014 Womenswear Paris [#geekgirl]
An incredibly powerful subversion of the traditional concept of a fashion model as a thin, weak, static, passive, male-gaze-centric, neutral, painted, anglo-clotheshorse. Fantastic!
“Grace Murray Hopper records the first computer bug in her log book…” [#geekgirl]
100 Great Sci-Fi Stories by Women Writers (Read 20 for Free Online) [#geekgirl]
Via Open Culture: ‘…there is a discussion about gender parity in the science fiction world taking place now on the blog of sci-fi critic and writer Ian Sales. Sales curates SF Mistressworks—a blog for women sci-fi writers—and after reviewing a 1975 anthology called Women of Wonder, he asked readers over at his blog to submit their favorite short fiction by women writers. His goal? To collect 100 stories and novellas as a counter to the classic, and almost wholly male-dominated collection, 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories, edited by Isaac Asimov. You can read the full list of 100 over at Sales’ blog. Below, we’ve excerpted those stories that are freely available online. If you’re a science fiction fan and find yourself unable to name more than one or two female authors in the genre (everyone knows, for example, the fabulous Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Atwood, pictured above), you might want to take a look at some of the great work you’ve missed out on.
Sales’ list spans several decades and, as he writes, demonstrates “a good spread of styles and themes and approaches across the genre.”’
Nothing to Prove – Geek Girls & The Doubleclicks [#geekgirl]
“Don’t tell my daughters that Legos, Robots and Superheros are for boys…”. Indeed.
Rails Girls Canberra [#geekgirl]
Rails Girls Canberra, 9-10th August 2013
Rails Girls has arrived in Canberra! This free two-day workshop will introduce you to the magical world of Ruby on Rails – the platform behind some of the best sites on the web. Learn to build great things quickly – no experience required.
Apply now — Applications close July 29th [today!].