• onqrgXe
    Programming, Women in Game Studies

    Women in Open Source

    Image Credit: opensourceway. Open source is rapidly becoming one of the most influential communities of our time, but I have been noticing more recently that many open source projects are lacking in female founders, contributors, and supporters. So I wanted to write a quick post on the importance of open source and urge more women to…

  • 1280-girls-who-code
    Programming

    A Movement Encouraging Girls to Code and Make Games

    This post is a hearty plug for a lot of cool stuff happening in order to address the gender gap in Computing Science. So this evening I was rereading an article by Mike Carbonaro, Duane Szafron, Maria Cutumisu, and Jonathan Schaeffer entitled “Computer-game construction: A gender-neutral attractor to Computing Science” and thinking about why designing computer…

  • femshep
    Programming

    Feminist Ethics in Computing Science and Gaming

    Hey readers! This post reflects my opinion only. 🙂 Ethics and Computing Science seems to be desperately lacking a feminist perspective. In taking a 300 level computing course on computers and society, I noticed immediately that the majority of discussions in the field of ethics explored the issue from a male euro-centric perspective. The discussions…