“Closing The Gender Gap In Computer Science”

  Male dominance in Computer Science are over Some background on Computer Science education: 1944: IBM worked with Howard Aiken, a professor at Harvard University, to design and build the first running programmable computer, the Harvard Mark I, which was installed at the university in 1944. Aiken set up a computing lab at Harvard and in 1947, established a degree program there. 1953: Maurice Wilkes, director of the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University in Britain, established a … [Read more...]

Software Freedom Day (SFD) celebrated Sept 18

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. Software Freedom Day was established in 2004 and was first observed on 28 August of that year. About 12 teams participated in the first Software Freedom Day. Since that time it has grown in popularity and while organizers anticipated more than 1,000 teams in 2010 the event has stalled at … [Read more...]

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