BWiC celebrates at Black Women in Technical Roles Reception

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Over 200 new and existing BWiC members gathered at the Black Women in Technical Roles reception at the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing on September 27, 2018. Leadership from the AnitaB.org stopped by to address attendees including President & CEO, Brenda Darden Wilkerson. Dr. Loretta Cheeks gave a talk on self-love and care and we spent the entire evening networking and celebrating our accomplishments within the community.

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BWiC presents gaming workshop at Tapia 2018

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BWiC held a free gaming workshop on September 22 at the UCF Center for Emerging Media in the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy immediately following the Tapia Celebration for Diversity in Computing in Orlando Florida. The workshop consisted of activities that exposed families from historically under-served and underrepresented communities to the importance of careers in computer science. Parents were provided information on how to get their children on the path to college and a…

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Techies converge for BlackComputeHER 2018

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BlackComputeHER 2018 took place this month at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. The conference featured two days of amazing speakers and interactive workshops. Sessions included personal branding, financial planning, artistic healing and (of course) technical research talks. The purpose of this conference is to offer a communal event that will allow black women in computing fields to form shared learning experiences so that we might better support –…

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Registration opens for BlackcomputeHER 2018!

Registration is now open for the BlackComputerHER conference scheduled April 5-7th 2018 to be held at the GeorgiaTech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of this conference is to offer a communal event that will allow black women in computing fields to form shared learning experiences so that we might better support – and by extension, increase the participation of – this unique group. The conference tracks and deliberations…

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BWiC Hosts Cybercitizenship workshop at Tapia

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BWiC recently hosted a game development workshop focusing on Cybercitizenship immediately following the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. The workshop was sponsored by the Motorola Solutions Foundation and facilitated by instructors from BWiC, the United States Air Force Academy and Georgia Tech. Students used technologies such as Scratch, EarSketch and p5.js and worked in teams to create video games that teach students how to prevent cyber-bullying and responsible use…

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Turn Up for STEAM 2017

The Turn Up for STEAM 2017 Annual Event is a weekend fueled by Science, Technology, Engineer, Art Design, and Math (STEAM).  The 3-day event, with its overarching theme, Math and Science to Hip-Hop, is filled to the brim with ingenious innovations, new technology, hands on knowledge building exercises through a Coding Hackathon, a unique Math edutainment concert and a college financial aid and college readiness workshop.

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BWiC Hosts Gaming Workshop in Houston

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As part of the Pathways to STEM program, BWiC hosted an exciting game development workshop for Houston teens immediately following the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The workshop was held at the Prairie View A&M University Northwest Houston Center and sponsored by Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation and CMD-IT. Volunteers from the community, students from Prairie View A&M University and members of Vietnamese Women in Computing came by to lend…

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BWiC Luncheon 2016

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Black Women in Computing celebrated it’s 3rd annual Luncheon event at the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing. The luncheon was filled to capacity with over 200 Black women in attendance. Jacky Wright, Senior Executive and Vice President of IT at Microsoft introduced Shawndra Hill, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research NYC, who shared stories of her experiences in STEM and gave an inspiring speech on persevering and being visible. Attendees engaged in a neworking…

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Owning Our Voices: Celebrating Black Women in Computing

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This year’s GHC featured a panel titled Owning Our Voices: Celebrating Black Women in Computing. During this panel session the BWiC video narrative was screened and Dr. Jamika Burge lead a discussion about the importance of sharing narratives that portray black women and girls in exciting, innovative, and multi-faceted technology roles. The panel included Dr. Jamika D. Burge, Founder and Principal of Design & Technology Concepts, LLC; Dr. Mave Houston, Founder and Head of USERLabs at…

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