- Role Playing Girl Zine, a yearly publication about women in gaming, is seeking “submissions of essays by women gamers, designers, researchers and others interested in role playing games.” Cartoons also welcome. The 2010 theme: “International Update.”
- 1999-2009 in news about women in tech.
- Small tech firms specifically looking to recruit women include Quilted, a web and print design co-op based in Berkeley and Boston, and Germany’s Openismus, which wants to hire and mentor women and minorities (training them to develop open source software).
- “Tech support girl”: a post on others’ expectations.
So, when I feel most like a â€˜womanâ€™ behind the counter, it is when I am confronted with an older generation. A generation that is used to transferring the technical duties to men, because of the misperception that men are more inclined to understand these technical doo-dads than women.
- The Anita Borg Institute has announced the 2010 Anita Borg Women of Vision Awards winners. This year’s women honored for making significant contributions to technology are:
- Kristina M. Johnson, Under Secretary for Energy, US Department of Energy. She’s led colleges and universities and won awards for her work in optics, and I get exhausted just looking at the summary of her resume.
- Kathleen R. McKeown, a computer science professor at Columbia University. “Her research interests include text summarization, natural language generation, multi-media explanation, digital libraries, concept to speech generation and natural language interfaces.”
- Lila Ibrahim, who went from a design engineer on the Pentium to general manager of the Emerging Markets Platform Group at Intel. She leads “research, definition, development and marketing of technology platforms specifically designed for education.”
- From Mary: A link possibly of interest to people who followed Terri’s discussion about hardcore gamers a while back: Status and Signals: Why Hardcore Gamers Are Afraid Of Easy Mode (via a comment on The Border House).
- An Indian anthology seeks submissions of feminist speculative takes on the Ramayana.
- Stemming’s Friday links.
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