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Rane Johnson-Stempson –EdTech Magazine – Monday, 05 May 2014 (originally published 02 May)
The second annual Microsoft International Women’s Hackathon, which I had the pleasure of coordinating, took place April 25–27 on college campuses around the world. The event is designed to encourage women undergraduates to enroll or remain in computer science programs, thereby preparing the next generation of women leaders in computing.
Mignon Clyburn, one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), then took the stage to discuss the important role women play in innovation and consensus building. She made a powerful plea for women to pursue STEM careers.
After that, young women around the world began hacking while staying in touch their peers via Lync. Participants demonstrated the collaborative spirit and creative energy that women can bring to computing . . .