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  • Blog Post: Supporting technology’s rising stars in the UK

    The United Kingdom has faced some tough economic times in the past 10 years, but the technology industry has remained strong throughout. The tech sector has played a key role in helping the economy bounce back from the recessions of 2008–2009 and 2011–2012. Nationwide, IT industry employment...
  • Blog Post: Asian students shine during the International Women’s Hackathon

    Throughout the world, women are vastly underrepresented in computer science and technology fields. In Asia, females make up only 20 percent of the computer science workforce—a situation that is unlikely to change unless we can convince girls that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring female hackers in Brazil

    Some people find the push to excel from within themselves—no external motivators necessary. Professor Rosiane de Freitas is one such woman, constantly looking for a challenge, continually pushing herself to the limit. After earning her PhD in systems engineering and computing from the Federal University...
  • Blog Post: Inviting girls to dream big

    On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day . Every year on this date, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Women's equality has made positive gains, but plenty of inequality still exists. International Women's Day commemorates...
  • Blog Post: Grants and scholarships promote women’s participation in computing

    As many of you know—especially if you’ve been reading my blog posts—the participation of women in computer science continues to decline. Last year, women accounted for only 14 percent of computer science college graduates in the United States, according to the Computing Research Association...
  • Blog Post: Community empowerment and growing more women in tech

    Almost a year ago, I moved to Bend, a town in the Cascade Mountains of central Oregon. This former timber town (it was once home to two of the world’s largest pine mills) has reinvented itself as an outdoor recreation mecca and, according to Entrepreneur Magazine , the most entrepreneurial city...
  • Blog Post: Hacking to build diverse teams of technological innovators

    Technology can play a key role in finding solutions to big problems. First, we have to build diverse teams of innovators to lead the way. Hackathons provide a great opportunity for anyone to experience coding and see how technology can be used to address serious issues. As I contemplate my New Year's...
  • Blog Post: Our top 10 blogs of 2013

    I love my job, as I have the privilege of highlighting Microsoft Research Connections’ collaborations with some of the brightest minds at universities and research institutions around the world. And with so many inspiring projects, it’s difficult to pick my favorites—which is why I’m...
  • Blog Post: Innovating for the future: second annual International Women’s Hackathon

    In a blog last week, I alluded to an important upcoming announcement. Well, here it is: I am pleased to announce that our second annual International Women’s Hackathon will take place on university campuses around the globe from April 24 to 27, 2014. Last year’s event spanned 14 campuses...
  • Blog Post: Thinking big about women in computing

    I can’t imagine a more perfect theme for the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing than “Think Big, Drive Forward.” It’s a message that speaks to me personally, as a new employee of Microsoft who has been thinking big things about my own career and driving...
  • Blog Post: Hopping to Minneapolis to celebrate women in computing

    Going to a major conference is always fun. It’s an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones, to network with experts, and to be exposed to fresh ideas and trends. All those benefits hold true for the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) for Women in Computing , the Anita Borg Institute’s...
  • Blog Post: Time to swim upstream

    I’m a middle-aged, white male who works in the tech industry; lucky for me, I get to “swim with the current.” I work in a culture that has been optimized for me. Many others in the field of computing aren’t so fortunate; they find themselves in a work environment that is indifferent...
  • Blog Post: Encouraging the next generation of women in computing

    Although computer science is poised for exponential job growth over the next several years, there’s a glaring lack of women entering the field. Since 1984, the number of computer science degrees awarded to women has steadily declined, to the point where today only 13 percent of computer science...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring girls about computing

    Today, women earn more than half of all undergraduate degrees in U.S. colleges and universities. But according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), female students remain woefully underrepresented in computer science programs, earning only 18 percent of the undergraduate...
  • Blog Post: Summit promotes women’s role in computing

    The annual NCWIT Summit brings together committed and passionate minds across industry, academia, and nonprofit organizations, united by the goal of increasing the meaningful participation of women in computing. The 2013 event, which took place in Tucson, Arizona, in late May, was no exception, with...
  • Blog Post: Women Students Compete at Worldwide Hackathon

    Engineers Week: it takes place every February, a celebration of accomplishments in mechanical, civil, chemical, and biomedical engineering. Why, I wonder, do we hear so little about the breakthroughs powered by computer and information sciences? And why do we almost never hear about the importance of...
  • Blog Post: Innovators Wanted

    I WANT YOU…. Anyone who grew up in the United States, as I did, is familiar with the famous World War II recruiting poster of Uncle Sam exhorting young Americans to enlist in the armed forces. (No, I wasn’t alive then, but the poster is an icon.) Well, Uncle Sam is calling again, not...
  • Blog Post: Our Top 10 Blogs of 2012

    Once again, you’ve voted with your clicks and we’ve tallied the results. So…drumroll, please…here are the top 10 Microsoft Research Connections blogs of 2012. Number 10: Try Try F# Who can resist such a redundantly titled post—especially when it offers information...
  • Blog Post: Rallying Women to STEM Careers

    We know our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in these fields. The 2009 US Census reveals that although women fill close to half of all jobs in the country’s...
  • Blog Post: Attracting More Women and Minorities to Technology Careers: An Intern's Perspective

    As many of you know by now, I am super passionate about how we are going to double the number of women and ethnic minorities in computer science and informatics across the world. As part of my efforts to take on this achievable but daunting task, I have hired two outstanding women (who are pursuing their...
  • Blog Post: Summit Promotes Women in Computing

    For the past three days I’ve been at the NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) 2012 Summit on Women and IT , and what a three days it’s been! The annual NCWIT Summit is a celebration of girls and women in technology, but above all, it’s an opportunity for leaders...
  • Blog Post: Addressing the Need for More Women in Computer Science Programs

    Last year, women accounted for only 14 percent of computer science college graduates in the United States, according to the Computing Research Association. That’s down from 35 percent in 1985, despite U.S. Labor Department statistics that show computing to be among the fastest-growing, most in...
  • Blog Post: Women in Computing Workshop Explores Gender Diversity Issues

    The Women in Computing workshop took place at the recent 2011 Latin American Faculty Summit . Amidst Faculty Summit topics such as open data, the role of basic research, and cluster and cloud computing, the Women in Computing workshop explored the underrepresentation of women in technology in Latin America...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Makes Its Presence Felt at GHC

    This week, technology-minded women from the across the United States have descend on Atlanta for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing , an annual conference that spotlights women’s contributions in computer science, information technology, research, and engineering. Named...
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