The SWE Get Science, Engineering and Technology or “GetSET” program was started in 1992 and introduces high school girls from underrepresented groups to STEM careers. In this four-year program, the girls spend a week each summer at a university, learning through a variety of engineering and science workshops, competitions, and tours. The program is staffed by volunteers, and I’ve had a lot of fun mentoring with this program. The first workshop […]

We want to capture all the best moments in our lives, the things that make us happy and smile. But some of the best are so fleeting that by the time you pull your phone out, they’re gone.  Fussing with a camera can also get in the way of properly enjoying a moment. It’s why you hire a wedding photographer to take care of that for you… but you can’t (and […]

Having spent much of my life in tech and Silicon Valley, I’m well aware of pitfalls that stand in the way of young women interested in my field.  And yet, for all the flak CS gets for being a harsh, unwelcoming environment, it was still more accessible for me than hardware. Luckily, I’m not alone in wanting to change this, and there are organizations like SWE and CodeChix working on making […]