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Fran Allen Keynote, Grace Hopper Celebration 2008

What I believe is that com­put­er sci­ence emerged as a sci­ence, as a pro­fes­sion, with all the require­ments on what pro­fes­sion­al stan­dards and require­ments of what one need­ed to know to get a job in the field. […] In that peri­od, then, cre­den­tials were estab­lished, and by the ear­ly 70s things had real­ly changed for women, at least in my envi­ron­ment, and most oth­er groups that I’ve talked to about this the­o­ry absolute­ly agree that that was where there was a sig­nif­i­cant shift.

p5js Diversity & FLOSS Panel Q&A

Sara Hendren: One proac­tive thing we do with stu­dents at Olin in their first year on team col­lab­o­ra­tive projects is we have them iden­ti­fy and sep­a­rate the team’s goals from their indi­vid­ual learn­ing goals. 

Taeyoon Choi at p5js Diversity

I like to diver­si­fy the way that we work with tech­nol­o­gy, and I like to think of it as an art object, and an instal­la­tion where we rethink and rein­vent com­pu­ta­tion, espe­cial­ly focus­ing on alter­na­tive pos­si­bil­i­ties of the com­put­er as not dri­ven by war agen­das or cor­po­rate mass production.

Sara Hendren at p5js Diversity

I want to talk about a gen­er­al dis­po­si­tion toward abil­i­ty and dis­abil­i­ty that I try to embody in my own work and the work that I do with stu­dents. That dis­po­si­tion is a kind of pro­duc­tive uncer­tain­ty in engi­neer­ing and design.

Chandler McWilliams at p5js Diversity

I want­ed to give a talk on how to be an ally but I can’t real­ly give that talk, so this is not a talk on how to be an ally. It’s a talk about try­ing to become one.

Epic Jefferson at p5js Diversity

Puerto Rico has been devel­op­ing an inter­est­ing art and tech­nol­o­gy com­mu­ni­ty for the past few years, and it would not have hap­pened at all if it weren’t for two peo­ple, Carola Cintrón Moscoso and Alejandro Quinteros.

Casey Reas at p5js Diversity

The way that you think about soft­ware affects the kinds of things that you can do. Traditionally you would learn com­put­er pro­gram­ming through oper­at­ing on math, or oper­at­ing on lan­guage, and in order to bring these ideas into the visu­al arts we decid­ed to build a cus­tom lan­guage that allowed peo­ple to have visu­al expressions. 

p5js Diversity & FLOSS Panel Introduction

This project start­ed two years ago when I’d been feel­ing like I real­ly want­ed to give back to the open-source com­mu­ni­ty, but I didn’t know where to begin. I felt like the bar­ri­ers were real­ly high, and I wasn’t sure I was even welcome.

Johanna Hedva at p5js Diversity

I want­ed to begin my talk by mak­ing a con­fes­sion that I am a total out­sider to your com­mu­ni­ty in the sense that I don’t usu­al­ly code. I want­ed to give you a lit­tle sto­ry to locate me, and how I got to where I am today in being part of this com­mu­ni­ty but from a dif­fer­ent perspective.

Stephanie Migdalia Pi Herrera at p5js Diversity

I was vis­it­ing New York, and I got to see peo­ple who were cod­ing who did not look like the peo­ple at my start­up. Who did not act like the peo­ple at my start­up. It was a very dif­fer­ent pro­gram, obvi­ous­ly a lot of artists. That was real­ly inter­est­ing to me, and I was like, Oh. These are atyp­i­cal devel­op­ers. Maybe I could be an atyp­i­cal developer.”

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