Monday, September 14, 2015

University Of Maryland Will Host All-Female Hackathon In November.

USA Today (9/11, Ohl) reports Technica, an “all-ladies” hackathon at the University of Maryland this November, is part of a growing national trend of all-female, on-campus hackathons. A hackathon is a “collaborative, marathon session of computer programming.” The article reviews the history of women and computers. There were many women in the field of computer science in the early 1980’s, but as the personal computer market expanded many came to associate computers with games played mostly by men and boys and fewer women chose to enter computer science as a result. All-female programming events like Technica are aiming to reverse that change.

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