- How the Geek Stereotype Stunts Computer Science: Lisa Grossman, writer of "Of Geeks and Girls", responds to some Hacker News comments: “The entrance fee to a computer science career is membership in geek culture, and thatâ€™s way too restrictive. If any other field had a cultural barrier to entry like that, no one would stand for it.”
- Dear Marvel Comics: Rusalka appreciates Marvel Comics’ efforts to spotlight female superheroes in comics. But why are they spotlighted as “girls” or “ladies” rather than “women”?
- Denver University â€œCyber Civil Rightsâ€ Symposium Recap: Eric Goldman recounts the â€œCyber Civil Rights: New Challenges for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in our Networked Age" symposium, with special attention to Danielle Citron's session on harassment of women online and legal solutions to it.
- Thinking Out Loud: Is Social Media the new Pink Collar Ghetto of Tech?: The Learned Fangirl wants to avoid a "separate but equal" tech ghetto for women.
- Nerd Girls: a video documenting the Tufts University’s “Nerd Girls” team, women engineering students building a solar car.
- Management changes at Canonical: Jane Silber, current COO of Canonical Ltd, will take over from Mark Shuttleworth as CEO in March 2010. (Canonical is a company owned by Shuttleworth and is the sponsor of Ubuntu development among other ventures.) There’s been much discussion around the Linuxosphere (Linux.com, Slashdot, LWN), but most of it around Shuttleworth’s decision.
- Charting a course from virtual reality to the White House: CNET News profiles Beth Noveck, Deputy CTO for the Obama administration in the US.
- UbuntuGeek republished a laptoplogic article (original now gone): Is Ubuntu Ready for a Non-tech-savvy Girlfriend? Is making sure to specify “non-tech-savvy” enough to get this article out of the So simple, [a woman you know] could do it? trap, or is it playing into it?
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