Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wanted: Women in Computer Science (CS 404)

I've taken a number of CS courses at my university now, and while I've met many other people there, I can count on one hand the number of them that were females. While I don't have an answer as to why there are so few women in computer science, I believe there is a need for women. A woman's mind works differently than a man's, and computer programming is about logic: the way your mind thinks has a large impact on the outcome of a program. Programs have been mostly influenced by men for years, so if there are more woman majoring in computer science, we could possibly see a paradigm shift. Technology is changing our lives in unprecedented ways, and there are still many problems to work out. So come on girls, come help us shape the future!

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