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Facebook’s First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech's Gender Gap
Interview with Ruchi Sanghvi the first female engineer at Facebook, Sanghvi who helped develop two of the company’s more important creations: the iconic Newsfeed and the Facebook Platform, which lets outside coders build applications that plug into the world's most popular social network. Then, at Dropbox, she dreamed up a similar developer platform for the big-name file-sharing service-dubbed DBX-overseeing the company's metamorphosis from a simple collaboration tool into a something that could potentially connect all the tidbits of your digital life.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
How to get more female computer science grads
Among 40 engineers at Ifbyphone, a call automation and analytics provider in Chicago, just three are women, with only one specializing in software development.It's a familiar predicament for many Chicago tech firms and one that educators are straining to alleviate. If more women were intrigued, they could help plug the gap between the 400,000 computer science diplomas expected this decade and the 1.2 million the government says the economy needs. But even as apps burrow into the last reaches of everyday life, women aren't responding: In 2012 they earned 18 percent of computer science degrees, half their share in 1985.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
New research highlights massive lack of women in IT
When it comes to IT jobs, a pitifully low amount of those applying are women, at least according to many employers in the technology sector. A new piece of research from Technojobs.co.uk has shown that according to 52 per cent of tech firms, women account for only one in twenty (5 per cent) of applicants for IT roles.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
FRONT END OF INNOVATION, Europe's Leading Innovation Event,11-13 March 2015 Vienna, Austria
FEI is a global event brand that has become the annual meeting place of the most seasoned innovators across the globe. Established in 2003 in the US and 2007 in Europe, the FEI event has sustained a rich history of success with corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, and thought leaders with events in cities all across Europe, including: Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Zurich, and Monte Carlo. FEI 2015 is ALL about creating meaningful opportunities for innovators to collaborate based on content. While we recognize the importance of case-based learning, the goal of every session is ACTION LEARNING- where we focus on creating future value instead of simply hearing about what's been done in the past.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
Digital Enlightenment Forum 2015
The focus of this year’s conference will be on the individual (in her many societal roles) in relation to the ever increasing dimensions of the technological (digital) environment. The Forum aims to develop proposals for how best to move forward. The inter-relation between individuals and the technological environment will define the future organization of living, working and citizenship.
Posted on 19 Dec 2014
Horizon 2020 ICT-16 Big Data networking day
The aim of the event is to inform and guide prospective applicants preparing project proposals, to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences. It will give participants the chance to network and to find partners for their projects. The activities supported under this topic contribute to the Big Data challenge by addressing the fundamental research problems related to the scalability and responsiveness of analytics capabilities (such as privacy-aware machine learning, language understanding, data mining and visualization). Special focus is on industry-validated, user-defined challenges like predictions, and rigorous processes for monitoring and measurement.
Posted on 09 Dec 2014
eHealth Week 2015
Taking place during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, eHealth Week 2015 comprises of two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference organised by the Latvian Ministry of Health and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS Europe. Attracting over 2000 international delegates and 75 exhibitors, the event will welcome global decision makers from public and private healthcare sectors, clinicians, hospital and IT managers and VIP guests.
Posted on 09 Dec 2014
Computer Engineer Barbie: Not Just Anatomically Incorrect
In 2010, Mattel asked what Barbie’s next job should be: Architect? Environmentalist? News anchor? Surgeon? How about a computer engineer? More than 600,000 women and girls voted for the career of their choice on Barbie.com, Facebook or Twitter. Girls voted overwhelmingly for news anchor, but women voted for computer engineer.
Posted on 09 Dec 2014
The STEM Awards 2015 challenges
A unique opportunity for talented STEM undergraduates to get their ideas in front of some of the most influential companies in industry - and potentially win £25,000 and a bespoke mentoring programme in the process - the STEM Awards competition returns for a second year with a fascinating new set of challenges.
Posted on 09 Dec 2014
How to Succeed in Science, According to Some of the World's Brightest Female Scientists
Somewhere out there, a little girl is in total awe of the beauty and power of science. She loves her GoldieBlox, is testing out Girls Who Code and along the way internalized the message that girls belong in science. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance she won’t make her passion into a career. Although a better job has been done to encourage girls to take up the road to a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career, we’ve failed to fix the potholes that derail them once they are there. Women are still leaving the STEM fields in droves, despite being equally intellectually capable. A recent study on the status of women in science highlights this phenomenon; despite an influx of women in science careers, many leave within 10 years. The study shows they still love science, but they leave because of the masculine culture, feelings of isolation and a lack of support.
Posted on 09 Dec 2014

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