This is what breaking ground feels like

My friend Lisa Hsu just wrote this piece to express the isolation and exhaustion she feels working in an environment without enough women. I applaud her bravery in sharing her feelings.  I have to count myself lucky that I feel nowhere near this level of strain.  I think that is partly because I’m in…… Continue reading This is what breaking ground feels like

Thoughts on the Pipeline

As I outline here, we have a shortage of people in computer science in general, and especially a shortage of women and minorities.  People usually break the shortages down into two parts: pipeline (getting people to enter the field) and retention (getting them to stay).  CS has problems with both parts. There are many factors…… Continue reading Thoughts on the Pipeline