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Mike Cassidy

August 12th

Women and Computing: The Promise Denied

Mike Cassidy, former Silicon Valley Dispatches columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, and currently the storyteller at BloomReach, a big data marketing application startup, wrote a three-part series on women and computing earlier this year. Part one of the series covered the reasons behind the lack of women in computing (women hold less than a quarter of computing jobs in the US) and the consequences. Part two addressed the question of why it matters that women are not better represented in the tech workforce. Part three looked at what it will take to reverse the decline (women earning computer science bachelor degrees declined from 37 percent in 1984 to 17.6 percent in 2011).

Mike will summarize his findings, share his experience researching the series and moderating a panel discussion (Cracking the Code: New Ways to Get More Women and Girls in Tech), and comment on the significance of recent moves by Google, Facebook and Yahoo to disclose the diversity of their workforces.

Mountain View, I found on link from Weekly, contact a Bob Kirby 965-something Hangen Schewan 134 Castro, I have a breakfast meeting with Lydia Kuo in Barron Park if anyone is stalking me.


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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