Thogori K.

Spring 2012 Systers Pass-It-On Award Winners

Project Title:

Books and supplies towards Master of Information Systems Management at Carnegie Mellon University

Project Description:

Thogori from Nairobi, Kenya is an international student enrolled in a Master of Information Systems Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Gabriella L.

Spring 2012 Systers Pass-It-On Award Winners

Project Title:

Be the first woman in the whole family to graduate in Computer Science and to work in technology

Project Description:

Gabriella is seeking partial funding to support the final year in a Computer Science degree.

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Jessica M.

Spring 2012 Systers Pass-It-On Award Winners

Project Title:

Bringing the Boston Python Workshops for women to 2 new cities in the US

Project Description:

The Boston Python Workshop is a wildly successful programming outreach pipeline for women that has brought over 300 women into the local programming community and boosted representation by women at local Python user group events from 2% to 15% in the last 18 months.

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Lydiah O.

Spring 2012 Systers Pass-It-On Award Winners

Project Title:

Computer for Graduate Computer Systems Studies

Project Description:

Lydiah is from Kenya and undertaking Master of Science in Computer Systems at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology (JKUAT) in Kenya.

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Booth Babes

Attending conferences, where many typical computer scientist (read: socially inept people) are huddled together to learn about esoteric topics, can create a breeding ground for isolation. For example, being the only woman at your small start up may be annoying but being the only woman in a room full of strange men may be daunting.