Monday, November 05, 2012

Interesting Links 5 November 2012

Super Storm Sandy (for various reasons I believe it was not technically a hurricane when it reached me) came and went last week. I was lucky and we only lost power for a total of two hours. Days later many are still without power and New York City was hit amazingly hard. Where ever you are I hope you are safe and that the weather was not too hard on you. My first link is actually related to the storm.

Laura Blankenship wrote the post I was thinking about writing after the storm. How computing helps during a crisis.

Laura also wrote Projects for girls about how she creates and manages programming projects at the all-girls school where she teachers. Good stuff!

Teaching Programming To A Highly Motivated Beginner is an interesting post at the blog@CACM under Communications of the ACM

Where's the Plan? is a thought provoking post by Doug Peterson (@DougPete) about an experiment run by the One Laptop Per Child program. I think Doug and I will both have more to say about this one soon.

The new Liberal Arts must include computing according to this article at Inside Higher Ed. I agree!

Nice video from NCIS star Pauley Perrett on why we need more women in STEM fields.

Rebooting Recruiting to Get More Women in Computer Science: mark Guzdial highlights some points from Rebooting Recruiting to Get More Women in Computer Science – Diversity in Academe – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

A sorority for Silicon Valley's 'frat row' about a new women-only club to support women in Silicon Valley via @sfgate What do you think? A good idea or not? I like it myself.

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