Feminists and strong women. A picture is worth a thousand words… Or not.

In my work environment we have frequent discussions about gender and computing, and what it means to advocate for women in technology. We use words and expressions like "feminist" or "strong woman", perhaps assuming that we all have a similar definition in mind. How do we, as a society, represent in our heads these terms? … Continue reading Feminists and strong women. A picture is worth a thousand words… Or not.

Equality at a faculty level: an intersectional approach

The efforts to attract more girls and young women to computing are skyrocketing lately. Governments and universities are developing and starting to implement policies and action plans to increase the recruitment and retention of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In the US, #CSforAll aims to bring computing to not only girls but … Continue reading Equality at a faculty level: an intersectional approach

Working for gender equality in IT at a departamental level: the case of Uppsala University

Sweden is often regarded as one of the paradises of gender equality. If you live in this country, it is not usual to find yourself explaining to those who are just visiting - or simply curious - one thing: that yes, Sweden does stand out for its successful efforts towards gender equality but… it is … Continue reading Working for gender equality in IT at a departamental level: the case of Uppsala University

What can men do? Inclusion in Open Source

Our latest session was titled "Increasing Diversity in BSD Projects" and it was part of EuroBSD 2016. This European conference gathers people from all projects related to the BSD based operating systems. Some of these people are hired by different organizations, some are volunteers. We had the chance to discuss with them diversity in their community … Continue reading What can men do? Inclusion in Open Source