BWiC hosts Gaming Workshop at Tapia Conference

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What a great way to conclude Tapia Conference by coming together with the BWiC family and volunteering at a BWiC Gaming Workshop. The workshop was sponsored by the Motorola Solutions Foundation and facilitated by Errol and Chris from Hidden Level Games. They demonstrated and and led students through an interactive workshop using the game they developed called Beta. Beta is a game that encourages coding without kids really knowing they…

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BWiC Hosting Parent Panel in Austin

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Parents play an important part in motivating students to select STEM careers. By informing parents about steps toward STEM career readiness, they can better steer students toward activities and opportunities that make them stronger candidates for success in the chosen STEM field. A component of the Black Women in Computing (BWiC) STEM initiative is the parent/guardian workshop designed to inform and empower parents in their efforts to support their children’s…

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Introducing the Research Coalition for Black Women & Girls in Computing

Black women are a segment of the population that is one of the least represented in computing, and increasing their representation is further challenged by the lack of positive messages in media that celebrate their contributions to technology.  In an effort to combat this lack of awareness, it is important to amplify the voice of a thriving community of black women in computing and technologists and inspire black girls to…

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Turn UP for STEAM!

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  On February 19-21, 2016, BWiC partnered with Strong TIES who hosted Turn Up for STEAM: a weekend-long workshop for teens featuring a hip hop and coding hackathon held at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona. This AZ SciTech Festival signature event and its partners are known for their “pizzazz” and the guest list of those interacting with the students at Turn Up for STEAM was quite impressive; featuring LaMar Queen of MusicNotes in LA and Black Poet Ventures…

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#GHC15 Recap

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If you’re just tuning in, #GHC15 has come and gone and all I can start with is WOW!  Yes, I put my figurative blogging pencil down for a few days during the conference and, yes, I did need a few weeks to recover from everything that was GHC. We said it would be the mother of all GHC conferences.  Let’s just say it lived up to the hype and some….

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BWiC Holding It Down in Houston

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Black Women in Computing Founder, Danielle Cummings, and local Houstonian, Mahalia Asanaenyi, was interviewed by Melanie Lawson on local Houston program, Crossroads, to discuss the lack of diversity in the tech industry, about Black Women in Computing, our events around Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing and why was it important for us to be visible in Houston. Click the image or link below to watch the interview. http://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=1042887

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Introducing Houston Techspaces: STARTHouston

  Once again, it’s time for Tech Thursdays at START Houston. If you’ve never been, this might be a good opportunity to check out this co-working space near downtown Houston. For our conference-goers, the good news is Tech Thursdays are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. So if you want a place to get some work done while you’re in Houston and want to…

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#GHCManbassadors

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Without a doubt, gender equality in tech fields takes support from both sides of the gender equation.   Whether we’re talking about fathers, brothers or manfriends, the 49 percent of U.S. population plays a critical role in #changingthegame. That’s why I am always impressed when I meet a “Manbassandor.” Today was no exception. Just a stone’s throw from the George R. Brown Convention Center, I spoke with a Pakistani “Dadbassandor” who…

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