We know we say thank you in nearly every post, but we wanted to say, in this week of Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for your support and your work... Read more
A quick update
It's been 2 years since we launched this project at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and we're still sending out decks and posters every month to educators,... Read more
We have been so touched by your response to our post on Monday. Since I hit "Publish", we've gotten over 15 orders for nearly 50 decks and posters, Shipwire has... Read more
Why we do this work.
I spend 2 hours on the train every day from San Jose to San Francisco, getting to work and back. The train cars I ride in hold about 130 people... Read more
Need another deck? Get one before Friday.
For the most part, creating the Notable Women in Computing Cards has been an exercise in community-building, in design, and in joy. The fact that this is a small business with the... Read more
Notable Women in Computing Decks in Gaza and the West Bank (+Another project)
Last week, Katy Dickinson and I took this Kickstarter to Gaza and the West Bank for a week of workshops and inspiring technical women in the Middle East (Katy's Twitter... Read more
Happy Ada Day and See You at Hopper!
Our team is meeting up with 12,000 of our best friends at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing tomorrow in Houston, TX. If you're there and want to... Read more
This project is a story about you
I love to see the decks and posters your support put out into the world come back through pictures, so this is a quick post about 2 of those posters.... Read more
A daughter project--in the wild
I was looking through the Twitter results for this project and found this tweet:
Look closely--it's a modded version of the deck. So cool! I checked my inbox and... Read more
New product photos! (1 of 2)
Last month my wonderful, clever, and game cousins agreed to pose for new product photos. Here they are, showing off the Emerging Leaders in the Middle East and Africa decks:... Read more
2 More Notable Women in Computing Have Wikipedia Pages!
Katy Dickinson mentioned this on her blog, but two of the women in this deck who for the last 2 printings did not have Wikipedia pages now have them!
- Linda... Read more
You are the first the know: Notable Women in Computing Cards are back in stock.
Our warehouse says the new decks have been processed and are ready to fly out the door. Buy one here. We have updated images for several of the cards, and... Read more
The cards have left the printer!
I got this email from our vendor this morning:
That means they have left our Missouri printer and are heading across the U.S. to our Los Angeles warehouse vendor. After... Read more
Updates from teachers using the free decks you sent them
I reached out to the teachers to whom you sent free decks, and some got back to me with wonderful stories of how they're using them. Below is a video... Read more
TechWomen Posters are in stock! And an insight into project finances.
It took a bit of processing from our fulfillment vendor, but the TechWomen posters are ready to ship. They are $25 and so I thought it might be worth sharing... Read more
Posters are back in-stock!
Order a cool poster here! The design is a bit different:
I reordered the suits and added the name of our new Notable Supporter of Women in Computing: Meg Meiman Layton. Thank... Read more
Poster-rolling and an invitation
I have spent the past few days rolling posters from our second big print-run:
Last time we had a large print-run some wonderful volunteers came by to enjoy the... Read more
Pretty cool news
When Katy Dickinson was in town last week, we reviewed the Wikipedia status of the entire Notable Technical Women deck. The information on the cards was up-to-date as of November... Read more
The mailing tubes are in the house
Because of bulk-pricing from our eagle-eyed printer, it costs about the same to get 250 posters as 100, and since we're printing 250 Notable Women in Computing posters and 250... Read more
5pm PST will be your last chance to be a Notable Supporter of Women in Computing on our posters!
I mentioned this in an earlier post, but we are looking for a few names to add to our posters as Notable Supporters of Women in Computing. You can find... Read more
Notable Women in Computing Cards at Microsoft Research. And an opportunity.
Last week, for the first time ever, all 3 of the women behind this project met in the same place at the same time. Dr Susan H. Rodger of Duke... Read more
New decks in-house!
Many of us come from blended families. Divorce, remarriage, multiple generations in one house--that is part of my generation's normal. But building new family ties in the middle of one's... Read more
Happy Friday. We are into production into the second large run of cards and posters, after a bit of shuffling around vendors. Our deck highlighting women of color in technology... Read more
Cross-Post from TechWomen Blog: Emerging Leaders in the Middle East and Africa Cards
A few months ago a group of TechWomen Alumnae came together with an idea: use a deck of cards to share some of the stories of the women who have... Read more
10 Ways to Teach Computing Using a Deck of Cards
If you're an educator by trade or you just like to lecture people--like I do--you might appreciate this list. There are any number of ways to teach history, play memory... Read more
Jumbo Cards--What Do You Think?
I have heard from a number of educators that a version of the Notable Women in Computing Playing Cards in a larger size would be useful, but was wondering... Read more
Showing Off the TechWomen Emerging Leaders in the Middle East and Africa Deck
I realized it has been a bit since I did a video, so here is me showing off the first finished daughter project of the Notable Women in Computing deck.... Read more
You Might Enjoy More Technical Women in Your Facebook Feed
We are honing in on 50 updates to this project since we launched it with your incredible support on October 9th, 2014 and we have been thinking about different ways... Read more
17 Countries. 40 States. One Cool-Looking Map.
I thought you might enjoy seeing this--it is a map of 250 of the orders we have sent around the U.S. and the world. There is an interactive version here. ... Read more
Some International Technical Women in Your Inbox for International Women's Day 2015
Yesterday in Lebanon 4 of the women in the TechWomen Emerging Leaders in the Middle East and Africa Deck got together for a birthday party. They sent us a photo... Read more
Here's A Picture Of Our Deck In A Brick And Mortar Store.
We got the recommendation to reach out to a store in San Mateo, CA called Reach and Teach about selling the decks there. Katy dropped off 10 decks this weekend:
Growing... Read more
TechWomen Emerging Leaders from Africa and the Middle East Cards Ordered!
You all did it! We had enough investment to make the first big order of TechWomen Emerging Leaders from Africa and the Middle East cards. They should get to us... Read more
Happy Galentines Day! 5 New Cards to Enjoy.
Valentines Day has never been my jam, but I love Galentines Day, the day for "ladies celebrating ladies."
Both of the decks in this project celebrate amazing women, but because... Read more
Updates From The First 5 Educators We Announced in October
One of my first posts back in October was about 5 educators who were interested being early adopters of this project and using the decks to encourage more women and... Read more
Students Are Already Using the Decks You Sent Them. Pretty Inspiring Stuff.
The decks of Notable Women in Computing Cards you sent to Justice, IL and Brampton, Ontario and Pittsburgh, PA and New Windsor, NZ are already in teachers' syllabi and students' hands.... Read more
Going To SIGCSE? Meet Dr Susan H Rodger There.
This project got its start in its current form at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing where we sold out of our first edition decks in 3 days... Read more
Did I Mention Katy Dickinson Is In South Africa? Katy Dickinson Is In South Africa.
As part of her work as a mentor through the US State Department's TechWomen program, team-member Katy Dickinson is currently on a 10 day trip to South Africa and is... Read more
Want More Decks? Buy Them Here. Also: Announcing a New Deck!
I just finished a new site where you can buy more copies of the Notable Women in Computing Card Deck, for the same prices you paid through the Kickstarter. Go... Read more
Lessons from a Night Playing Hearts with the Notable Women in Computing Playing Card Deck
Last weekend I had a group of friends over to play Settlers of Catan and Hearts. Of course, we used the Notable Women in Computing Playing Cards for the Hearts games... Read more
More Pictures of Educators Using the Decks You Sent Them
Back by popular demand, more photos of educators using the decks you generously sent them. Remember: every one of you who bought a deck or a poster helped get decks to... Read more
The First of Many Photos of Decks in Classrooms. Thanks to You.
A lot of the free decks going to teachers arrived on Monday and shortly afterwards, photos of the decks in use began to flood my inbox.
But before I show... Read more
Wow! Lots of People Getting Their Cards. And A Question At The Bottom.
Most of our outstanding orders arrived on your doorsteps today. A few of you took to the intertubes to celebrate. Here are some of my favorites:
For those of... Read more
Happy New Year! (Photos of decks and posters in use)
I hope this finds everyone well, either curled up at home or on the way to a party. A few weeks ago, posters started flying across the country, passed hand-to-hand-to-hand.... Read more
A little bird told me some of you might have received your posters today. Alright, not a little bird. I was stalking USPS tracking numbers to verify our fulfillment vendor... Read more
Happy Wednesday. The first batch of posters left Los Angeles today, courtesy of our fulfillment vendor, Shipwire. I'm cc-ed on all email updates about shipping, so when my phone started... Read more
Where Are Your Free Decks Going?
As an experiment, I have made an interactive map of all of the places where your donated decks are heading. Each pin is an educator who has a good idea... Read more
Lessons-Learned from Spending a Day Rolling Posters
I spent today finishing-up packing posters to send to our fulfillment vendor. This could have been a tedious task, only enlivened by the constant stream of Star Trek: Voyager I... Read more
A Great Day with Volunteers and 100 Posters Sent to Our Fulfillment Vendor!
Thank you to project Backers Anna, Cathy and Kate who came over to my place today to help roll posters. I was having so much fun getting to know these... Read more
This is What 225 Feminist Posters Look Like.
I picked the posters up at the local, union printshop we used for them (the same one that's coordinating the card production in Missouri). They were able to give us... Read more
Posters are printed--going to pick them up. Last call for addresses!
I got the call and the posters are done.I'm going to spend today rolling them, sticking them in the sturdiest tubes I can buy, putting them in 10 large... Read more
Update on Shipping Times
Happy nearly-Thanksgiving to all of our Backers in the United States and Happy Wednesday to everyone else.
Last week I promised to tell you if your deck would not make it... Read more
Cards in the Wild: Duy-Loan Le
This is a cross-post from Katy Dickinson's popular blog.
I was honored to talk with Duy-Loan Le in San Francisco a few days ago about mentoring and about the Notable... Read more
Cards in the Wild: Mutah Knowledge Station, Jordan
Nearly all of the educators who are getting free decks because of the generosity of our Backers will get copies of the second edition. But two lucky recipients--Emerging Leaders in... Read more
Quick Update on Vendors
Thank you all so much for your support. I saw the proofs of the poster yesterday and it looks great! I also sent what I hope are the final round... Read more
84% of Backers Have Filled Out Their Surveys--Thank You!
Thank to the 84% of you who have filled out your Backer Surveys. That information allows us to ship your decks, so if you've been putting that off and can... Read more
500% Funded. Hundreds of Decks Going to Educators. You All Rock.
By now you should have gotten your Backer survey. Thank you to the dozen-or-so of you who've already filled it out--the faster we get that info, the faster we can... Read more
1 Hour Left!
First: Thank you all for your incredible support. We've been so pleased by enthusiastic response this project has earned.
Second: This Kickstarter closes in about 60... Read more
15 Ways to Teach Computer Science Using a Deck of Cards
When I was taking my second semester of Java at Carnegie Mellon I had the task of modeling the Pontifex solitaire cypher from Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon during the section on arrays.... Read more
Voting Results: Purple Wins!
Thank you for your votes, both in the box design contest and the actual election today. Purple came out the clear winner, with 13 votes to Red's 9 and Blue's... Read more
Last Day to Vote!
Thank you to the folks who let us know which of the 3 card box designs they liked best in the comments of last week's post. Here are the preliminary... Read more
Halloween Costume Contest!
I'm a fan of using Halloween to honor powerful women. A few years ago I dressed as Tawakkul Karman, the Yemeni woman who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. It's also... Read more
Voting Time: Custom Boxes! (Deadline: November 4th)
Here in the U.S. it's election season and we only have 7 days left before a vote that will impact funding for computer science teachers around the country among other... Read more
How did we choose these 54 notable women? (+ the promised gif)
This is an update from team-member Katy Dickinson, Vice President - Mentoring, Everwise. She writes a popular blog with more updates on this project, posts on her work with emerging... Read more
Announcing: 5 New Awards Levels
Thank you so much to everyone who became a Backer today, we're so excited by all of the attention this project is getting. Because of the sudden traffic, we've opened... Read more
A Cool Complement to Backing This Project: Author a Wikipedia Page for a Notable Woman in Computing
This is an update from team-member Susan H. Rodger, Professor of the Practice, Duke University. See the end of the post for a list of the 14 women in the first... Read more
Announcing the First 5 Recipients of Your Donated Decks
Our mission for the Notable Women in Computing card deck was to inspire women and girls with the history of women's achievements in computer science.
We knew starting out that... Read more
Video: Notable Women in Computing Deck in Action (+Ada Lovelace Day!)
This Tuesday was Ada Lovelace Day, another great way to learn more about the history of women's contributions to science and technology. I put together a quick video demo-ing the... Read more
We did it. Let's do it again.
We made our goal in 2 days thanks to your enthusiasm and support! Because of you, we will have 37 Notable Women in Computing Card Decks for educators connecting women... Read more