FemTech.dk vinder pris

Prisvindende professor skriver glemte kvinder ind i tech-historienSCIENCE FORMIDLINGSPRIS 2020:

Kvinder sendte den første computer ud i rummet og programmerede legendariske computerspil i 70’erne. Alligevel er kvinderne usynlige i både historien og kulturen omkring datalogi, men det vil professor Pernille Bjørn ændre på for at skabe mere mangfoldighed i tech-verdenen. Den 8. marts modtager hun SCIENCE Formidlingspris for at sætte fokus på kvinder i datalogi.

DIKU Virtual Wiki Edit-a-thon: AtariWomen

Learn to edit Wikipedia and help improve its gender balance!

Did you know that only around 15% of Wikipedia editors are women? Or that biographies on the encyclopedia tend to focus on different topics, depending on the gender of the person? Learn more in the DIKU Virtual Wiki Edit-a-thon and be part of the change!

When?

Tuesdays 10th and 17th of November 2020 – Around 17:00-20:00 – sign-up, read more and join here

Open zoom Webinar on Women in Computing

Department of Computer Science and Femtech.dk are proud to announce a free and open zoom webinar:

Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon and Around the World

with  Dr. Carol Frieze and Dr. Jeria Quesenberry from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to present how the top Computer Science department at CMU managed to transform the gender diversity among the students on their programmes

To join follow the link and remember to register!

Radio4 podcast: Techbranchens usynlige kvinder

TECHTOPIA

8. marts er kvindernes internationale kampdag, men de har i årtier været usynlige i techbranchen. Professor i datalogi ved DIKU Pernille Bjørn fortæller de glemte kvinders historie og har en masse legetøj og lyd med i studiet Techtopia med Henrik Føhns

FemTech.dk workshops 2020: Increasing number og women high school students are interested

Fjerde omgang af FemTech workshoppen var fyldt til bristepunktet med unge kvinder fra hele landet, der gerne vil lære, hvordan de kan være med til at udvikle teknologi til gavn for samfundet. 64 kvindelig gymnasieelever har netop deltaget i workshoppen den 28.-29. januar 2020, mens resten af de 104 tilmeldte får muligheden for at prøve livet som programmør i april måned.

FemTech & AtariWomen on Techtopia

To celebrate the international women day on Sunday March 8th 2020, Professor Pernille Bjørn was invited by Techtopia Henrik Føhns to talk about Atariwomen. The program will be on Radio4, Sunday March 8th 2020, 13:05 and is also available as a podcast on Techtopia afterwards.

On the picture you see Henrik Føhns holding the original Atari game cartridge of the first Spiderman game created by Laura Nikolich.

Atari Women

Women made up roughly 30% of computer programmers well into the 1970s. Today, this number is lower. The 1980s—a time when women enrollment rates in computer science programs were at its lowest—represent a crucial period for the rise of computing gaming. Across the decade, images of the weird, brilliant, male computer hacker began to take hold of the media’s attention, showing up in storylines for major movies and popular accounts, but neglecting the important work of women in that process. We want to change this misrepresentation of women in the gaming industry by establishing their presence into the historical archives.

Atari Women is a research project which is part of FemTech.dk organised in collaboration between the Human Centred Computing (HCC) Section at University of Copenhagen, in Denmark and the Human Centred Design & Engineering (HCDE) Department at  University of Washington, Seattle, USA.