Happy about tonight’s screening of “CODE-debugging the gender gap” with staff and students from iCIS with pizza ! We had a great discussion about gender issues in and about Computer Science afterwards! Thanks to all for participating!
Wikimedia Hackathon Women Tech Storm
The Women Tech Storm is a small female-only hackathon. It is also open for non-binary people. It will be held in the Netherlands from 10 to 12 May 2018.
It will be an event weekend filled with hacking together with other interested developers. The Hackathon has two targeted groups. One group exists of female developers with some experience programming outside Wikimedia and who would like to learn Wikimedia coding. The other group consists of women who are already acquainted with Wikimedia projects and are interested in learning the coding side of the projects. You can learn how to make a query with SPARQL or learn to master Python.
The Women Tech Storm – part I will be followed by Part II. This event will be in October/November and is open for all genders.
Wikimedia Netherlands has a longstanding history organising hackathons and GLAM camps. Previous events were held in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011).
For more information, please visit the official website
Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive a 7,000 EUR award (or local
equivalent) for the 2018-2019 academic year. A group of female
undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant
pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each
candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. All
scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Women
Techmakers Scholars’ Retreat in summer 2018 to connect with fellow
scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of workshops.
Professional development and community outreach opportunities will
continue to be offered after the retreat. As a Women Techmakers Scholar,
you will join a long-term community of scholars program participants
designed to provide a forum to share resources, support other women in
tech, and collaborate on projects to make continued impact.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
– Identify as female
– Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2017-2018
– Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time or part-time
student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at a university in
Europe, Middle East or Africa for the 2018-2019 academic year
– Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a
closely related technical ﬁeld
– Demonstrate a strong academic record
– Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the
involvement of women in Computer Science
Application deadline: December 11th, 2017 at 11:59 pm GMT
Apply at https://services.google.com/fb/forms/2018WTMSP-EMEA/
some of you might be interested in attending The Ada Lovelace Festival or future events.
For the event of 2017, the discounted student tickets have already been sold out.
The symposium on Leadership in Academia organized by The Halkes Women
Faculty Network and RU's Female Full Professors Network might be of
interest to some of you.
You can view the invitation here: http://tinyurl.com/y7tb3o6v
Registration is compulsory.
Veelasha (on behalf of the Halkes board)
Have you heard of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)? It’s the largest gathering of women technologists, which took place recently in the US. Read more about it here.
Here’s an example of how GHC empowers women in computing.
(article courtesy of Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt)
On November 3, several members of RWoCS met with members of the Education board to have a discussion on how to increase the number of female students for the CS Bachelor program.
We are currently putting together a list of action items which we will share with you in the coming weeks.
We’re happy to have co-hosted the Round Table meeting together with Halkes.
It was a full success!