Jewelbots coding for friendship, NodeSource releases Certified Modules, and CoreOS to donate to CNCF—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2017

Jewelbots, the first programmable friendship bracelet, which aims to get more girls into coding, announced some highly-requested updates to the technology, including the ability to code with friends. The friendship code is fully documented here. Users will have to add a new board to the Arduino IDE in order to get started. Another requested feature from … continue reading

SD Times Blog: The importance of women in the technology industry

We are facing a far greater problem than the gender imbalance in the technology industry: Women are on the cusp of becoming extinct in the field. There have been numerous attempts to engage women in computer science and to make software companies more diverse, but those attempts have failed to make a dent in the … continue reading

Women face being shut out as developers in the digital economy

There is a shortage of women in the software development industry, and if steps aren’t taken to rectify this, they could be shut out completely, according to a newly released report. Accenture and Girls Who Code, an organization dedicated to closing the technology gender gap, have released Cracking the Gender Code, a new report that … continue reading

Node-RED moves to the JS Foundation, making STEM great again, and Blockly for iOS developer preview—SD Times news digest: Oct. 17, 2016

The Linux Foundation announced this morning the JS Foundation, a new Linux Foundation project to foster the JavaScript community. As part of the JS Foundation, IBM is contributing Node-RED as one of the core projects. Node-RED is a homegrown IBM project designed to be a visual tool for the Internet of Things (IoT). Coming to … continue reading

10-year-old awarded Paris fellowship to help build her robot

A 10-year-old girl is on a mission to use her robot to make the streets of Paris “smile again,” a challenge that she will be able to accomplish after being awarded the prestigious Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship from Five by Five. Five by Five is a company that helps businesses, teams, enterprises and others with … continue reading

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program reaches record numbers

Girls Who Code kicked off its 2016 Summer Immersion Program in Chicago and Washington D.C. this week, logging a record number of programs this year. The program is supported by technology organizations and spans across 78 programs in 11 cities. Today, the Summer Immersion Program kicked off in Washington D.C., and it’s supported and hosted … continue reading

Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference, Unity on Linux, and Eclipse Foundation donations—SD Times news digest: Aug. 27, 2015

Yahoo announced new tools, features and improvements for developers at its Mobile Developer Conference in New York yesterday. “As the world of mobile app usage changes, so do developers’ needs,” wrote Simon Khalaf, SVP of publisher products at Yahoo, in a blog post. “At [yesterday’s] conference, Yahoo announced updates to the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite … continue reading

Girls Who Code program expansion, Rally’s partnership with Code for America, and Stanford’s one-hundred-year AI study: SD Times news digest—Dec. 16, 2014

Girls Who Code wants to close the gender gap in the technology industry. The non-profit organization just announced an expansion to its Summer Immersion Program to help educate girls in computer science skills. Previously, the organization provided 19 programs reaching 375 girls, but with the expansion, the organization will be providing 60 programs reaching 1,200 … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Looking for girls who code

The software development world needs female coders to be involved, and that requires creating a welcoming atmosphere … continue reading

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