Women comprised 30% of computer science majors the 1990s, but have declined to 16% today. A recent argument has been made that the decline was precipitated by the advent of the home computer and it’s dominant use by boys -- encouraged by society and “interest”. This group will debate whether that argument holds and how we can reverse the tide.
Moderator: Ann Kirschner, CEO, Comma Communications*
Judith Spitz, Founding Program Director, WiTNY
Emily Glassberg Sands, Senior Director of Data Science, Coursera
Kelauni Cook, Founder & Executive Director, Black Tech Nation
Colleen Lewis, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College