- Ada Lovelace Day, the once a year blogswarm highlighting women in technology will be held on October 7 (unlike the previous two years when it was held in March).
- More keynoters in the open source space: Runa Bhattacharjee and Lydia Pintscher are two of the three keynotes for conf.kde.in 2011.
- “My mom has a PhD in Math” – fighting back against gendered advertising.
- ï»¿@ï»¿victoriajanssen tweets:ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿Â ”ï»¿FIVE of the SIX Nebula nominations for novel were written by WOMEN!!!” as well as 4 women nominees for short story. (via @skud)
- Top Secret Rosies is a documentary made last year about the computers of WWII, “when computers were human and women were underestimated.”
- Hillary Rosner writes about learning that she really did like science after all.
One year I took an introductory genetics class (“genes for jocks”), just to confirm that science still sucked, and when I earned a C+ I retreated, satisfied, to the comfort of literature, politics, and cultural theory.
And then a strange thing happened. Several years into my journalism career, I became captivated by stories about the environment. I couldn’t read enough of them.
- Cordelia Fine of “Delusions of Gender” fame writes about sexist speeches by former Harvard Presidents, and straw-feminists [trigger warning for discussion of essentialism].
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