geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • Australia’s first all-female hackathons to launch in Sydney and Melbourne [#geekgirl]

    [From an article at StartUpSmart] “Sydney and Melbourne are readying to host Australia’s first female-only hack-days as women’s coder groups combine forces to boost the number of female tech start-up founders.

    The She-Hacks events will be run in the Google Australia offices in Sydney and at Melbourne co-working space Inspire9 in late March.

    The events will bring together coders, project managers and designers who will form teams of around five to develop apps around a ‘communities and neighbourhood’ theme.

    The She-Hacks events are co-ordinated by the local chapters of international networking group Girl Geek Dinners.

    According to co-ordinator Tammy Butow, the Melbourne chapter has grown from 300 to 800 members in 18 months.”

  • “These Women Are Building The Software That Quietly Runs The World” [#geekgirl]

    [From this Business Insider article] “It’s no secret that there are far fewer women technologists working in the industry than men.

    When it comes to computer-related jobs, men outnumber women at a rate of about 4 to 1.

    And when it comes to the open-source software industry, women are even harder to find. A recent study found that 1 out 10 open-source programmers are women (about 10%), and that’s up from 2007, when only 2 out of every 100 were women (about 2%).

    The lack of women gives the tech industry, and particularly the open-source portion of it, a distinctly sexist feel.

    Despite these sad statistics, it is absolutely possible for a woman in the field to go far and have a fabulous career. So we asked the Linux Foundation, the granddaddy of all open-source projects, to give us a list of stand-out women doing fabulous work.

    Linux is an operating system software (a competitor to Microsoft Windows) that is quietly running the world. It is the foundation of the Android operating system. It’s the software behind a lot of consumer tech, from televisions to washing machines. It is used in nearly every corporate data center and on most supercomputers. It powers everything from banks to nuclear submarines.

    So, here’s our list of women with awesome careers working on Linux, the tech that’s quietly running the world.”

  • “7 of the most amazing women you’ve never heard of… ” [#geekgirl]

    [Hedy Lamarr via Wikipedia]

    [Via salon.com] “For centuries, women all over the world have fought and ruled, written and taught. They’ve done business, explored, revolted and invented. They’ve done everything men have done — and a lot of things they haven’t.

    Some of these women we know about. But so many others we don’t. For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms inventor.”

  • 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]

     

    Closing The Gender Gap In Computer Science
    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.”

    [Via www.jaimemoorephotography.com]

  • The Royal Society Women in Science Edit-a-thon [#geekgirl]

    http://www.hastac.org/events/royal-society-women-science-edit-thon

    [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[1], 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]

    [Image Via http://iae-pedia.org]

    [Image Via http://iae-pedia.org]

    [From "This Day in History"] “At 3:45 p.m., Grace Murray Hopper records the first computer bug in her log book as she worked on the Harvard Mark II. The problem was traced to a moth stuck between a relay in the machine, which Hopper duly taped into the Mark II’s log book with the explanation: First instance of actual computer bug being found.”