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 have been so touched by your response to our post on Monday. Since I hit "Publish", we've gotten over 15 orders for nearly 50 decks and posters, Shipwire has tentatively decided to wave the monthly minimum for this month and is working with us to ship the remaining decks and posters to my place. So […]
I spend 2 hours on the train every day from San Jose to San Francisco, getting to work and back. The train cars I ride in hold about 130 people each, 170 on Mondays when the entire workforce in Silicon Valley has all staff. 10 hours a week is a good sample set to get […]
My office replaced a swimming pool. WP668 is the 100-year-old railroad caboose in San Jose, California (“the Capital of the Silicon Valley“) where I work for Mentoring Standard. Above is WP668 in our backyard now, and below is what the same space … Continue reading →
I decided to drive to the train station rather than bike today. I like my daily 20 minutes of cardio, but I was running a bit late. My phone said it would take 10 minutes. I had 20. I drove, letting one pop song play before the station started listing ways women could fight off […]