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Tag Archive: technology

Nov 22 2013

GoldieBlox commercial wins the internet over

This commercial’s taking the internet by storm, because who doesn’t love Beastie Boys, girl engineers, and Rube Goldberg devices. Some time ago, I wrote about the kickstarter for this project, and how I could live with the pinkification it took to sell these engineering projects for girls to parents already steeped in rigid gender roles. …

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Aug 14 2013

Google offers travel grants for female computer developers

Google has done something decidedly not-evil (despite recent major missteps), and put together a travel grants program for several computer science conferences aimed at encouraging women entering fields under the T umbrella in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, we …

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Mar 25 2013

Chronicles of a Canadian abroad

Well, as “abroad” as a Canadian living in the unofficial-Canada-adjunct that is Minneapolis gets, I suppose.

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Sep 17 2012

How to get more women in STEM? Stop telling them they don’t belong

Sometimes it takes someone saying something so gobsmackingly obvious that it makes people ashamed they didn’t realize it before, to clue people in that there might actually be a problem, and how to address it. This post, I truly hope, is one of those times. Sometimes, men talk about the gender disparity in tech communities …

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Jun 30 2012

Thoughts from on a plane travelling 504km/h

Air Canada, I have to say, has some snazzy planes. I have a live map of where I am in the flight, how long it will be til I get there, and to feed my OCD and need for more information than is actually necessary for any normal traveller, exactly how fast I’m travelling and …

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Nov 10 2011

Dara O Briain on IT

Apropos of the video I posted yesterday about biotech, here’s Dara Ó Briain on the IT industry. He’s mostly right. Those of us who do real work frown on the goons he’s talking about, though. There’s a showboat in every crowd.