Here are the slides used in our two presentations at Frontiers in Education (FIE) 2018: “Participating Under the Influence”: How Role Models Affect the Computing Discipline, Profession, and Student Population: Written by Virginia Grande, Anne-Kathrin Peters, Mats Daniels and Matti Tedre. Slides here. Lost for Words! Defining the Language Around Role Models in Engineering Education: Written by … Continue reading FIE 2018 slides
For the third time, Informatics For All (Informática Para Tod@s, IPT) is happening! Join us this April 19-20 in Madrid to celebrate Spanish-speaking women in computing. All genders invited, from or living anywhere. We will listen to role models in the field and mingle. Very inspiring speakers of all ages will not only share their … Continue reading Come celebrate women in computing in Spain with us! IPT 2018
Being back from maternity leave entails adapting to new things at work. One I was very happy to learn about is the reframing of the focus of our Gender Equality Group at the department: from now on, it will be the Equal Opportunities Group. In Sweden, this is the usual term to refer not only … Continue reading From gender equality to equal opportunities
After some time on maternity leave, now I'm (partially) back to work. Interestingly enough, I find that having a baby has only increased my productivity (and decreased my sleep!) significantly. I'll have to agree with those who claim that being a parent translates to project management experience. And it's one I'm loving! That being said, … Continue reading Back to work
A while ago I wrote about my being diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It is sadly common to have a relapse, where you go back to having one or both diagnoses. So it is highly recommended to keep track of your emotional state and, at any sign of depression or similar symptoms, act on them. I … Continue reading Let Women be Angry
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.