2nd TUESDAY of the month at 11:45 AM
The format for our meetings is that about noon the speaker begins the presentation, after being introduced by Bob Kirby. About half an hour later lunch is served, which doesn't stop the presentation. Questions for the speaker are during the presentation or after it, depending on the wishes of the speaker.
Lunch costs $12.00 and is served family style. There is no charge for showing up if you don't want to eat lunch.
Women and Computing: The Promise Denied
Mike Cassidy, former Silicon Valley Dispatches columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, and currently the storyteller at BloomReach, a big data marketing application startup, wrote a three-part series on women and computing earlier this year. Part one of the series covered the reasons behind the lack of women in computing (women hold less than a quarter of computing jobs in the US) and the consequences. Part two addressed the question of why it matters that women are not better represented in the tech workforce. Part three looked at what it will take to reverse the decline (women earning computer science bachelor degrees declined from 37 percent in 1984 to 17.6 percent in 2011).
Mike will summarize his findings, share his experience researching the series and moderating a panel discussion (Cracking the Code: New Ways to Get More Women and Girls in Tech), and comment on the significance of recent moves by Google, Facebook and Yahoo to disclose the diversity of their workforces.
March 7th, 2006 Gender
February 28th, 2006 Using
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December 13th, Ocean Restoration
November 15th, Biomimicry
October 18th, Growing
One's Own Sustainably in Russia
September 20th, Advances in Public Safety Technology
2005 Internet Powered Citizen Journalism
July 26th, 2005 The Growing E-Waste Crisis
2005 Scientists & Engineers in Labor Unions? -- Yes
June 28th, 2005 BART to San Jose?
June 14th, 2005 Water Privatization
May 31st, 2005 The History of Moffett Field
May 3rd, 2005 Earthquakes: Preparation and Prediction
April 5th, 2005 Clocks, Culture, Contrast
March 22nd, 2005
Challenging U. S. Human Rights Violations since 9/11
February 22nd, The Role of Information Technologies in Emerging Economies
February 8th, 2005 Empowering Lives in the Developing World Through Innovative Products
January 18th, 2005 The Space Elevator - Climbing the Sky
December 7th, 2004 The Coming Energy Famine
October 26th, 2004, The Science of Political Polling