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Tackling the gender imbalance in Tech – Resource Library

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Bryn is on a one-man mission to tackle the gender imbalance in tech and generously donates his time and provides his own resources to do just that.

 

For the last six years, Bryn has run a weekly maker club for senior students at St Margaret’s College an independent girls’ school here in Christchurch. In addition, Bryn also works with students from Ara,  St Andrew’s College and Burnside High School on a regular basis.

We were delighted to have Bryn Lewis speak at our Canterbury Tech monthly event on the 6th of July 2021. The YouTube recording is here; Bryn’s presentation starts at 46mins and 7 seconds in.

Here he shares some resources for those who are interested in learning more about the subject…

The podcast

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/21/357629765/when-women-stopped-coding

 

The books

https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Women-Data-World-Designed/dp/1419735217

https://www.amazon.com/Programmed-Inequality-Discarded-Technologists-Computing/dp/0262535181

https://www.amazon.com/Technically-Wrong-Sexist-Algorithms-Threats/dp/0393356043

 

Code Documentary – Debugging the Gender Gap

http://www.codedoc.co/

 

Other related articles

Megan Smith – Former Chief Technology Officer of the United States

https://vimeo.com/121500228

 

More forgotten pioneers

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2014/10/06/345799830/the-forgotten-female-programmers-who-created-modern-tech

Dame Steve Shirley – some my favourite stories, having to go to the boys’ school to do advanced maths & the recording of someone typing to hide the noise of the small person in the playpen in the corner of the room while on a business call.

http://ideas.ted.com/how-dame-stephanie-shirley-upended-tech-world-sexism-in-the-1960s/

The Right Stuff, Wrong Sex, NASA’s lost female astronauts.

http://www.wired.com/2009/10/mercury-13/

Developing software for the Apollo space program

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-story-of-joann-morgan/

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