A computer science classroom project without a name

Posted by: barbara | Date: Sep 17, 2013 | Category: CS Education

A little over a month ago now, just as the new school year was about to begin, I had the privilege of attending a meeting of the local chapter of Computer Science Teachers Association here in Austin. I didn't really have any plans - my goal was just ...

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An open letter to tech conference organizers

Posted by: barbara | Date: May 31, 2013 | Category: Personal

Make that "conference organizers who are interested in increasing diversity among your attendees, or in your community, or (hopefully), both".

Take what I'm about to suggest with a grain of salt. I'm a programmer and a woman who's been going to conferences for several years now. I have a ton ...

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My weird health issues

Posted by: barbara | Date: May 16, 2013 | Category: Personal

If we're connected on Facebook, you've probably already seen bits and pieces of this story. Is it weird to be talking about my health problems on what is ostensibly a tech blog? Maybe. But there are enough people who have been curious that I thought I'd better explain what's going ...

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My next new challenge

Posted by: barbara | Date: May 07, 2013 | Category: Personal

2013 has brought some big changes - more teaching, my first forays into public speaking, a lot of energy devoted to community organizing, and a newly minted membership in the PSF.

As of today, I'm taking the next great step - this time in my career - by joining ...

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Conference survey - I need your input

Posted by: barbara | Date: Apr 23, 2013 | Category:

I'm putting together some new teaching materials, and I need your help.

Every day I meet people in the programming community - not just women - who have never been to an open source conference, never experienced all the great learning and networking opportunities that conferences have to offer.

If ...

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