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When we first learned that we were accepted as a mentoring organization this year for Google Summer of Code (GSoC), we knew we could help a number of Systers who are in school hone in their development skills, improve their communication with other students and mentor, and collaborate with a broader open source community. It was incredibly difficult to choose students as we had 9 projects and 14 applications submitted for those projects. Our primary mentors are all Systers and we have a few mentors from Mailman. We have an incredible group to kick off our GSoC 2013.
Largest Gathering of Technical Women Encourages Professional Women and Students to Think Big. Drive Forward. PALO ALTO, CA, June 3, 2013 — The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, today opened registration for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) ... Read more
The Anita Borg Institute’s Women of Vision (WOV) Awards Banquet Draws Record Crowd; Honors Women Making Significant Contributions to Technology
PALO ALTO, CA, May 10, 2013 — The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, hosted over 900 guests last night at its annual Women of Vision Awards Banquet. In addition to speeches by the honored individual women award ... Read more
The beauty of the Systers community is a that it gives us a chance to ask questions that we can’t find answers to among our circle of friends or family, a chance to consult with women who have a lot more experience in the job market and as technical women, and an opportunity to discuss issues that we fear might be only to do with us personally but might just apply to all women in technical fields.
The issue of gender imbalance in STEM fields is not new. For a wonderful look at the women that went before us, one of the Systers shared an amazing blog about grandmothers who are/were remarkable scientists and technologists.
Role The Anita Borg Institute is hiring a Vice President of Systems and Infrastructure. The VP will report to the CEO and be a vital member of the Executive team. The person in this role will lead the efforts on how technology is used in the ... Read more
Beginning May 1, The Anita Borg Institute is soliciting nominations for a student Board of Trustees member. Nominations will close on June 14, 2013.
Position Summary The Marketing Manager will be a key team member in supporting the Anita Borg Institute’s brand, online and event marketing efforts. The individual will report to the VP, Strategic Marketing and Alliances, and will work closely with other members of the marketing team as well as the program and ... Read more
Position Summary The Business Development Account Executive will be responsible for maintaining and expanding annual financial support for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) in the key area of national (US-based) and international (India-based) event sponsorships. The position reports to the Director of Development and works in close ... Read more
There was a recent discussion on Systers about comments from Christos Papadimitrou. I wont go into whether or not he is right or wrong, which is a topic that received a bit of flaming. What I want to discuss is a comment from Susan Landau, a syster and someone who I always enjoy hearing when she talks at the Grace Hopper Conference.