This project grew from a multi-year effort to keep and share the history of women in computing. Katy Dickinson and Dr Susan H. Rodger worked to build a list of 300+ notable women in computing (bit.ly/NotableW).
Jessica Dickinson Goodman saw the potential to expand that list's reach and turned it a deck of playing cards that sold out at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, then raised 500% of its goal on Kickstarter.
Through the generosity of the Backers on Kickstarter, over 500 decks went to educators around the world who are working to inspire women and girls to consider or continue careers in computing. Decks are sold at cost and all files are downloadable under CC-BY-NC-SA.
In August 2021, John Plocher, Paul D. Goodman and I enjoyed a lovely vacation at Cielo Lodge in Golfito, Costa Rica during which we were delighted to visit the indigenous artisans of Boruca in their mountain village. We brought home two carvings to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of our daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Dickinson Goodman and Matthew Holmes. In a prior blog, […]
I’m so absurdly proud of my students from the Science Learning Institute at Foothill College; I just finished up serving as their Social Justice and Tech Facilitator. A little over a week ago, my community college students pitched their ideas to a room that included VCs and donors, the President of the college and Chancellor of...