At this Friday's session of Women in Computing / CS Table, we'll discuss efforts to recruit and hire technical women. We will consider a variety of resources related to this issue.
First, two popular press articles on Etsy's efforts to build its staff of women technologists:
- “How Etsy grew their number of female engineers by almost 500% in one year”
Brett Berson, First Round Capital, February 26, 2013
- “In a male-dominated field, Etsy is trying a different approach to hiring new talent”
Alison Overholt, Fortune, February 19, 2013
Second, an article on “affirmative effort”:
- “Let's call it ‘affirmative effort’”
Nancy Hopkins, The New York Times, September 30, 2012
Finally, we will consider a series of short approaches from the National Center for Women in Technology's “Pacesetters” program:
- “2010-2012 pacesetters”
National Center for Women & Information Technology
Computer Science Table is a weekly meeting of Grinnell College community members (students, faculty, staff, etc.) interested in discussing topics related to computing and computer science. CS Table meets Fridays at noon in the Day PDR (the first PDR at the top of the stairs in the Marketplace/Cafeteria, also known as Rosenfield 224A). Faculty, staff, and students on meal plans are expected to pay the cost of their meals. Students not on meal plans can charge their meals to the department.