Women in Technology - Friday Links 8 May 2020

May 10, 2020
  • This week’s favourite
  • With the 75th anniversary of VE Day, yesterday, let’s remember the women in tech of the Greatest Generation.

https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2018/jul/24/meet-the-female-codebreakers-of-bletchley-park?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

And the series paying tribute to them, who in their time were often overlooked and underestimated, and nevertheless found ways to never be ordinary1.
https://www.amazon.com/The-Bletchley-Circle-Season-1/dp/B00CH3MHD6

 

 

  • Policies, practices and trends
  • The road to change is for sure bumpy.

“If you are facing a male-dominated environment it might not be that attractive for females to apply for a position, so you have to do something to get change.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/netherlands-science-university-accused-of-bias-over-drive-to-hire-female-staff

 

  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, “urges governments to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from COVID-19.

That starts with women as leaders, with equal representation and decision-making power.”

https://twitter.com/antonioguterres/status/1248321088481832960?s=20

 

  • ITU’s AI for Good took place this week.

Episode #6: The Future of Us, AI + Gender addresses current gender issues in AI, including but not limited to algorithmic bias and data inclusivity.

The goal of this session was to identify AI solutions that empower underrepresented communities and enable an equitable future for humanity.

https://aiforgood.itu.int/webinar/

 

  • Trevor Noah discusses with NASA astronaut Christina Koch on coming back to Earth after 11 months:

https://youtu.be/20wx0qQ6Nv8

 

  • “Why is the King always worth more than the Queen?”

Somehow it just struck me, when bumping into this:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/queeng-playing-cards#/

 

 

  • Opportunities
  • WeAreTechWomen’s annual conference is aimed at individuals working in tech looking to drive their careers forward.

https://wearetechwomen.com/virtual-conference-2020-agenda/

Friday 26th of June, 10:00 to 18:00 CEST

Cost: 125 GBP; please contact us at wit-matters-sc@cern.ch to attend at the discounted price 101 GBP.

 

  • Bidhaa Sasa is a women-focused start-up, created by a CERN alumna, that uniquely combines financing and last-mile distribution of modern household goods in a one-stop shop for the rural areas.

https://bidhaa.homerun.co/senior-data-analyst/en

https://alumni.cern/news/150150

 

  • The Experimental High Energy Physics Group at Columbia University Nevis Labs invites applications for a postdoctoral research scientist to join our group working on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC.

Application materials and inquiries should be sent to Prof. John Parsons <parsons@nevis.columbia.edu>. Applications are now open, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

  • The particle physics department from Universite libre de Bruxelles invites excellent researchers willing to develop an ambitious project within the CMS collaboration to apply to the IF@ULB program.

https://if-at-ulb.ulb.be/news/call

 

 

  • What comes next
  • With the relaxation of the confinement measures coming up next week, I found this a very interesting read.

Pilots use flight simulators to learn how not to crash planes. Epidemiologists use epidemic simulators to learn how not to crash humanity.

https://ncase.me/covid-19/

 

 

  • WIT-Discuss
  • We are currently working on a new discussion channel, WIT-Discuss, where issues around gender diversity in technology and science can be raised; those seeking help can find it and those with advice to offer could do so.

Although you are welcome to use your real identity on the platform, this is not compulsory and you may remain anonymous. Unlike our WIT-mattermost channel, WIT-Discuss is to be used for extended discussions and topics that may need to be looked up by other users in a more relaxed timeframe.

Please do share your feedback/topics of interest.

https://wit-discuss.web.cern.ch/

 

 

Wishing you all wonderful weekend,

Eva on behalf of the WIT steering committee

  • This week’s favourite
  • With the 75th anniversary of VE Day, yesterday, let’s remember the women in tech of the Greatest Generation.

https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2018/jul/24/meet-the-female-codebreakers-of-bletchley-park?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

And the series paying tribute to them, who in their time were often overlooked and underestimated, and nevertheless found ways to never be ordinary1.
https://www.amazon.com/The-Bletchley-Circle-Season-1/dp/B00CH3MHD6

 

 

  • Policies, practices and trends
  • The road to change is for sure bumpy.

“If you are facing a male-dominated environment it might not be that attractive for females to apply for a position, so you have to do something to get change.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/netherlands-science-university-accused-of-bias-over-drive-to-hire-female-staff

 

  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, “urges governments to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from COVID-19.

That starts with women as leaders, with equal representation and decision-making power.”

https://twitter.com/antonioguterres/status/1248321088481832960?s=20

 

  • ITU’s AI for Good took place this week.

Episode #6: The Future of Us, AI + Gender addresses current gender issues in AI, including but not limited to algorithmic bias and data inclusivity.

The goal of this session was to identify AI solutions that empower underrepresented communities and enable an equitable future for humanity.

https://aiforgood.itu.int/webinar/

 

  • Trevor Noah discusses with NASA astronaut Christina Koch on coming back to Earth after 11 months:

https://youtu.be/20wx0qQ6Nv8

 

  • “Why is the King always worth more than the Queen?”

Somehow it just stroke to me, when bumping into this:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/queeng-playing-cards#/

 

 

  • Opportunities
  • WeAreTechWomen’s annual conference is aimed at individuals working in tech looking to drive their careers forward.

https://wearetechwomen.com/virtual-conference-2020-agenda/

Friday 26th of June, 10:00 to 18:00 CEST

Cost: 125 GBP; please contact us at wit-matters-sc@cern.ch to attend at the discounted price 101 GBP.

 

  • Bidhaa Sasa is a women-focused start-up, created by a CERN alumna, that uniquely combines financing and last-mile distribution of modern household goods in a one-stop shop for the rural areas.

https://bidhaa.homerun.co/senior-data-analyst/en

https://alumni.cern/news/150150

 

  • The Experimental High Energy Physics Group at Columbia University Nevis Labs invites applications for a postdoctoral research scientist to join our group working on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC.

Application materials and inquiries should be sent to Prof. John Parsons <parsons@nevis.columbia.edu>. Applications are now open, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

  • The particle physics department from Universite libre de Bruxelles invites excellent researchers willing to develop an ambitious project within the CMS collaboration to apply to the IF@ULB program.

https://if-at-ulb.ulb.be/news/call

 

 

  • What comes next
  • With the relaxation of the confinement measures coming up next week, I found this a very interesting read.

Pilots use flight simulators to learn how not to crash planes. Epidemiologists use epidemic simulators to learn how not to crash humanity.

https://ncase.me/covid-19/

 

 

  • WIT-Discuss
  • We are currently working on a new discussion channel, WIT-Discuss, where issues around gender diversity in technology and science can be raised; those seeking help can find it and those with advice to offer could do so.

Although you are welcome to use your real identity on the platform, this is not compulsory and you may remain anonymous. Unlike our WIT-mattermost channel, WIT-Discuss is to be used for extended discussions and topics that may need to be looked up by other users in a more relaxed timeframe.

Please do share your feedback/topics of interest.

https://wit-discuss.web.cern.ch/

 

 

Originally posted by

Eva on behalf of the WIT steering committee


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