Girls into computing

Ada Lovelace Since Ada Lovelace, women have contributed to the development of computing.

Our ‘Women in Computing’ gallery acknowledges their contribution and hopefully helps inspire a new generation of young women to become computer engineers, developers, operators, entrepreneurs and more.

But what if you want more than history?

Women only make up 17% of the UK’s tech workforce and according to e-skills UK this has been falling by 0.5% each year. They also report that there was only 1 girl for every 11 boys in the average UK A-Level computing class in 2011.

Checkout the links below that will help you understand why girls should get into tech and in particular computing.

Geek Gurl Diaries

www.geekgurldiaries.co.uk

Created by teacher Carrie Anne Philbin, the Geek Gurl Diaries are a collection of video logs about using technology, computing tutorials and projects, and interviews with inspirational women in the fields of computing, science, technology and engineering. They also include video contributions from women working in IT and Science, and recently the channel has started to include ‘Geek Gurl Diaries On Air’ panel discussions with graduate computer science students on various topics like computer gaming and geek culture. (UK)

Little Miss geek

www.littlemissgeek.org

By working with girls from an early age, we are inspiring them to change the world through technology. We achieve this by bridging the gap between technology and girls/women, making sure this becomes a national issue that everyone can help solving: a campaign embracing girls, parents, schools and universities (to Educators) to government and the tech industry.

STEMettes

www.stemettes.org

Stemettes, an organisation that helps put girls in contact with women working in tech [science, engineering and maths] (UK)

Teen Tech Girls

http://www.teentechgirls.org/

Tech-Girls is all about empowering girls to imagine and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world. The organization is part gathering resources from around the world to help girls get connected to tech programs & mentors, part community learning tech together and part local program working directly with girls through workshops and events to inspire them to share their vision with the globally connected community. (USA)

Black Girls Code

http://www.blackgirlscode.com/

On a mission to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures. (USA)

Coder Dojo Girls

http://coderdojo.com/

CoderDojo Girls was setup to create a fun & exciting girl tech environment. We run @DublinCityUni 10-12 every Saturday. We only develop girl inspired content.