Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

As a community, we embrace our diversity; diversity makes us better, stronger. We cannot do enough to applaud all of our heroes in their diversity.  They are people who are ACM members, volunteers or experts in their field.  Starting from June 2020, we have been reaching out to a number of heroes about their tech career […]

My Journey in Technology by Praveen Mathew

This month’s blog post is from Praveen Mathew, who graduated from Letterkenny Institute of Technology with MSc in Cybersecurity. He is a Software Engineer with experience in industry. In the following blog he will share the experience that he had when he attended the womENcourage 2019 in Rome. On the night of Friday, 13 Sep […]

My Journey in Technology by Michaela-Areti Zervou

This month’s blog post is from Michaela-Areti Zervou, who graduated from the University of Crete with a BSc and MSc specialization in Modelling and Analysis within Applied Sciences.  She is currently working on her PhD at the same university and is a Graduate Research assistant at Signal Processing Laboratory. Hello!  I am a PhD candidate […]

Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Amani Boughalmi

As a community, we embrace our diversity; diversity makes us better, stronger. We cannot do enough to applaud all of our heroes in their diversity.  They are people who are ACM members, volunteers or experts in their field.  Starting from this June, we have been talking with a number of heroes about their tech career journey, […]

Corona Days – Changing Education

This month, Eylem Erkan Isler wrote for us about the changing education.  Eylem is an English teacher at METU Development Foundation Schools. Besides teaching, she has been actively designing and running international projects on technology use, ways of increasing motivation and cultural exchange. Her main interests are creating projects with her students and colleagues that develop critical […]

My Journey in Technology by Shannon Laird

This month’s blog post is from Shannon Laird from Ireland, who graduated from Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Introduction My time at womENcourage completely changed my perception of women in the field of computing. It is no secret that stereotypically, those who study or work with computers are seen as different or out of the ordinary. They […]

Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Mashhuda Glencross

As a community, we embrace our diversity; diversity makes us better, stronger. We cannot do enough to applaud all of our heroes in their diversity.  They are people who are ACM members, volunteers or experts in their field.  In June, we started talking with a number of heroes about their tech career journey, about their perspective […]

My journey in Technology by Gamze Akyol

This month’s blog post is from Gamze Akyol from Turkey, who graduated from Computer Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 2019. Gamze is currently working on her MSc in artificial intelligence and robotics.   I decided to study engineering when I was in the last year of high school because I wanted my work to have […]

Breath of Fresh Air: Diversity Heroes – Bolanle Ojokoh

Our world was temporarily united in the fight against COVID-19. However, recent events, including the tragic death of George Floyd has served to highlight that for some, the battle against racism has not changed. In response to this, we would like to take a firm stand.  ACM has a clear policy against discrimination and harassment. […]

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium by Adriana Wilde

This month we’ve had the privilege of Adriana Wilde writing her experience attending BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, which ran for the first time online due to the pandemic.  Adriana Wilde is pursuing a part-time PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Adriana is also part of the womENcourage steering and organizing committee. We thank her […]