This project grew from a multi-year effort to keep and share the history of women in computing. Katy Dickinson and Dr Susan H. Rodger worked to build a list of 300+ notable women in computing (bit.ly/NotableW).
Jessica Dickinson Goodman saw the potential to expand that list's reach and turned it a deck of playing cards that sold out at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, then raised 500% of its goal on Kickstarter.
Through the generosity of the Backers on Kickstarter, over 500 decks went to educators around the world who are working to inspire women and girls to consider or continue careers in computing. Decks are sold at cost and all files are downloadable under CC-BY-NC-SA.
We know we say thank you in nearly every post, but we wanted to say, in this week of Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for your support and your work out in the world. As just one example, we just heard from a member of this community that she's hoping to highlight the stories of women […]
It's been 2 years since we launched this project at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and we're still sending out decks and posters every month to educators, fellow-geeks, and anyone who wants to cherish and spread the history of women in computing. We are so grateful for your support and encouragement. Some […]
My daughter Jessica and I will be visiting Families Without Borders in Sierra Leone next week with Terri Khonsari. If you have any extra laptops or smart phones we can bring – no matter how old or dead – the students … Continue reading →
Right now my blog is dormant, but you can find me most days here, here, or here, or on Caltrain between San José and San Francisco. I’m working on a few large writing, personal and professional projects and should have more thinkspace after November 8th. See you around.