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Great News: Women are Returning to Computer Science

Found a great article to go with the last post about “hacking,” this one talks about how women are returning to the field of Computer Science, yep, that’s right, returning. Apparently back in the sixties, working with computers was portrayed as women’s work. Cosmopolitan featured a piece on “Computer Girls” that reassured the reader that programming is just like “planning a dinner.” The rate of women graduating from Computer Science programs has decreased in the past few decades, but it’s finally picking up again. “In the past year, the number of women majoring in Computer Science has nearly doubled at Harvard, rising from 13% to 25%.” Now that’s a great reason to plan a dinner (party)!

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