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Famous women in Computer Science Honoured

Two famous women in Computer Science have been honoured by President Obama with the highest US civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Grace Hopper (posthumous) Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, known as “Amazing Grace” and “the first lady of software,” was at the forefront of computers and programming development from the 1940s through the 1980s. Hopper’s work helped make coding languages more practical and accessible, and she created the first compiler, which tran...Read more

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Girls INC

The competition is open to all female students from Year 9 to Year 13. No previous coding experience is required. If you have not used Gamemaker before then you can attend the free training sessions and you will be shown how to create games in Gamemaker from the very beginning. Even if you don’t take Digital Technology at school you will be able to create games easily through the training sessions. Training sessions are completed individually but the competition will be completed in pairs....Read more

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Girls in Computing Meet Up

All female students from Year 9 to Year 13. No previous coding experience is required. If you have not used Gamemaker before then you can attend the free training sessions and you will be shown how to create games in Gamemaker from the very beginning. Even if you don’t take Digital Technology at school you will be able to create games easily through the training sessions. Training sessions are completed individually but the competition will be completed in pairs. So find someone to team up...Read more

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Girls Gamemaker Competition

The competition is open to all female students from Year 9 to Year 13. No previous coding experience is required. If you have not used Gamemaker before then you can attend the free training sessions and you will be shown how to create games in Gamemaker from the very beginning. Even if you don't take Digital Technology at school you will be able to create games easily through the training sessions. Training sessions are completed individually but the competition will be completed in pairs....Read more

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Girls in IT: The Facts

Information Technology (IT) increasingly permeates every aspect of society and provides the foundation for most modern innovation. Our girls are avid users of new technologies, but, to date, girls and women continue to be significantly underrepresented in technical occupations. This pattern is particularly troubling because the computing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. and computing-related occupations are among the highest-paying jobs. Girls’ lack of parti...Read more

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Girls Building Websites

Training sessions are completed individually but the competition will be completed in pairs. So find someone to team up with or you can register individually and be paired up with someone at the start of the competition. The event will be a great way to make new friends and meet other girls also sharing your interest in technology and you will also get to meet some of the amazing female Computer Science students from the University of Waikato. The competition is open to all female students f...Read more

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C# Competition

Even if you don't take Digital Technology at school you will be able to create games easily through the training sessions. Training sessions are completed individually but the competition will be completed in pairs. So find someone to team up with or you can register individually and be paired up with someone at the start of the competition. The event will be a great way to make new friends and meet other girls also sharing your interest in technology and you will also get to meet some of the...Read more

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Why So Few Women Are Studying Computer Science

University students around the country are packing up their cars and making the annual pilgrimage to dorm rooms or sparsely-decorated apartments to kick off the school year. They’re pounding the concrete in Ikea for last-minute bathroom accessories, and hugging their parents goodbye until fall break. The university experience prepares young adults for future careers. It teaches them required skills, and introduces them to peers who may one day become coworkers. For one field in particul...Read more