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Women into Computing Selected Papers, 1988-1990 (Workshops in Computing) by Gillian Lovegrove

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


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ContributionsBarbara Segal (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages448
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Open LibraryOL7444221M
ISBN 10038719648X
ISBN 109780387196480

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Women in Computing presents how the computing industry delivered the opportunities for women. This book identifies the distinct attitudes in companies towards equal opportunities. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the problems, the opportunities, the successes and failures, and provides some insight into what can be done by women to make use of the massive . This book contains the majority of the papers presented at the Women into Computing Conference, together with selected papers from the and Conferences. In , the main theme running through the Conference was that of dismay at the low number of women taking computing courses or. This book contains the majority of the papers presented at the Women into Computing Conference, together with selected papers from the and Conferences. In , the main theme running through the Conference was that of dismay at the low number of women taking computing courses or following computing careers. This book contains a selection of papers from the Women into Computing (WiC) Conferences which have been held over the last three years: major national conferences were held in and , and a smaller conference on the subject of organising workshops for schoolgirls was held in

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.) Abstract. Before suggesting how to attract more women and girls into the computing 2 profession, we should consider why we think it a desirable goal. A number of possible reasons may occur to us, including the following. After the s, the "soft work" that had been dominated by women evolved into modern software, and the importance of women decreased. The gender disparity and the lack of women in computing from the late 20th century onward has been examined, but no firm explanations have been established.   By , there were so many female programmers that Cosmopolitan magazine published an article about “The Computer Girls,” accompanied by pictures of beehived women at work on computers that evoked. Katherine Johnson, born in , is one of the women immortalized in the book and movie Hidden Figures. A West Virginia native and American mathematician, Johnson helped confirm the accuracy of electronic computers used by NASA and performed critical calculations that ensured safe space travel from the s on.

Women students are still leaving computer science. Here's why. Universities are getting women into their intro computer science courses. Keeping them on that high-tech track is another matter. Corporate gifts for Women in Computing initiatives are vital to the success of our programs and support the overall mission to recruit, retain and educate women in computer science. To participate or for more information, please contact Ana Lozano, Senior Manager of Constituent Programs, at [email protected] or () The demand is there. The wages are competitive yet there are just not that many women in computer science right now. Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics shows 37% of undergraduate computer science students were women in By , roughly 18% of students were women. This means women used to dominate the computing field.   This International Women’s Day (March 8th), here are 10 of our fave female digital and computer pioneers. Ada Lovelace Born in , Ada is widely recognised as the world’s first computer .