Topic: women

International Women’s Day highlights software’s shrinking gender gap

Gender diversity has long been a problem in the technology space, but a newly released report finds the industry is finally making strides to address this. HackerRank’s Women in Tech report found that women make up 53 percent of the graduates and junior developers entering the workforce. This is the highest number to date, according … continue reading

Ubuntu Core 16 released, UNU AI system makes accurate predictions, and business leaders seek entrepreneurial equality—SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2016

Companies are continuing to embrace the Internet of Things and its solutions, which is why Canonical today released Ubuntu Core 16 for IoT devices with security updates, along with an app store for intelligent devices. Ubuntu Core delivers security, management, operations and upgradability in its developer-friendly platform, according to a company release. With its snap … continue reading

Women in tech careers need female role models, flexibility

While there has been an increasing amount of effort in encouraging women to get into technology professions, a recent survey suggested that major changes are needed to solve the rest of the workplace problems women are facing today. The study was conducted by Pluralsight, an online learning company for technology professionals, and Women Who Code, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Software is shifting cultural norms

Software is everywhere, eating industries, changing lives and connecting people. But some of the subtler ways in which software is eating the world are not entirely obvious at first glance. Who knew that Twitter was so important to revolutionaries until the Arab Spring, for example? Sure, we all know that software makes our bank accounts … continue reading

Girls robotics team is taking over New York City

Large robotics competitions for high schoolers are hard to come by, and when they are spotted, most of the time men make up a majority of participants. Forbes recently stopped by the Javits Center in Manhattan last Saturday to check out the FIRST Robotics Competition New York City Regional. But, the reporter wasn’t there to … continue reading

Startup reports data on tech companies where women feel equal

Women can land roles in Silicon Valley, but their experiences might be very different from their male coworkers, according to a recent survey of senior women tech executives. In a short list of tech companies where women measured equal treatment, Apple comes out on top. According to the survey called The Elephant in the Valley, … continue reading

Lauri Saft: From the Air Force to IBM

During her time at the Air Force Academy in the early 1990s, Lauri Saft would look at her squadron and see nearly every seat filled by a man. (Indeed, the ratio of men to women was about 10:1.) She learned early on not to see “men versus women,” but to value the unit as a … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Watch Grace Hopper’s 1986 interview with David Letterman

Rear Admiral Grace “Amazing Grace” Hopper passed away in 1992, but the WWII veteran, pioneering computer scientist and original COBOL programming language developer inspires women in computer science to this day, through the Grace Hopper Conference, Grace Hopper Open Source Day, and even a forthcoming documentary on her life. (Related: Filmmakers crowdfund Grace Hopper documentary) … continue reading

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