Tag: women in tech

by Julie Keck

1. If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention (Rachel Thomas / Medium) 2. The fastest-growing mobile phone markets barely use apps (Alice Truong / Quartz) 3. A Facebook group to help journalists figure out their plan B (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Publishers are hiring Snapchat […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  (Adi  Robertson / The Verge) 2. Former Reddit CEO:The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet (Ellen Pao / Washington Post) 3. Chart: Netflix preferred over TV nets across multiple demos, study finds (Susanne Ault / Variety) 4. Hulu explores […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Hacks/Hackers and the News Lab at Google team up (Kristin Hare / Poynter) 2. How the New York Times is trying to combat the backfire effect (Laura Dattaro / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Women in tech: Making computer science more inviting (Claire Cain Miller / New York Times) 4. How to make a simple […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA phone records program illegal, court rules (Dan Roberts & Spencer Ackerman  / Guardian) 2. CNN’s drone approval could offer bird’s-eye view of 2016’s high-flying hopefuls (Ed Pilkington / Guardian) 3. Women venture capitalists say to hell with the status quo (Rochelle Garner / CNET) 4. Why I’m excited for Medium’s partnership with Creative […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top journalism students to lead in-depth marijuana report at ASU (via ASU News) 2. Three ways to improve technology-assisted learning (Matt Candler / Medium) 3. How can we really get more women into tech? (Suw / Finding Ada) 4. Do j-school classes have a diversity problem? Ask the students (Aeman Ansari / J-Source) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Strict new ‘copyright law’ forces end of Google News in Spain (Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land) 2. Facebook gives publishers new tools, hopes they’ll use them to give Facebook more stuff (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Media portrayals of women in tech: Google joins nonprofits to drive change (Conner Forrest / TechRepublic) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When PBS MediaShift began planning the bi-coastal “Hack the Gender Gap” event with WVU’s Reed College of Media, we knew this would be a complex undertaking. A women’s panel at Google HQ in Mountain View, Calif. with top tech and media people in attendance? Check. A women’s hackathon on wearables at WVU focused on female […] more »

by Dana Coester

The results of the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables are in. Co-sponsored by West Virginia University Reed College of Media and PBS MediaShift, this hackathon was a pivotal event for the eight teams who participated in an immersive weekend envisioning a startup use of wearable tech from a women-only perspective. More than 50 women from WVU […] more »

by Emily Corio

We were nearly halfway into the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables, and one of my team members blurted out: “Our idea isn’t going to work.” I was mentoring a team of six women at the hackathon, and we’d been working under a tight deadline that started at 8 o’clock that morning. We settled on a problem […] more »

by Julie Keck

It’s no secret that there’s sexism in the tech world. Many of us have grown up looking at (and then bumping our noggins against) the glass ceiling, nodding our heads in recognition when we hear stories about brogrammers, lecherous bosses, and women being passed over for jobs, raises and promotions simply for the offense of […] more »