Tag: women in tech

by Julie Keck

1. Strict new ‘copyright law’ forces end of Google News in Spain (Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land) 2. Facebook gives publishers new tools, hopes they’ll use them to give Facebook more stuff (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Media portrayals of women in tech: Google joins nonprofits to drive change (Conner Forrest / TechRepublic) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When PBS MediaShift began planning the bi-coastal “Hack the Gender Gap” event with WVU’s Reed College of Media, we knew this would be a complex undertaking. A women’s panel at Google HQ in Mountain View, Calif. with top tech and media people in attendance? Check. A women’s hackathon on wearables at WVU focused on female […] more »

by Dana Coester

The results of the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables are in. Co-sponsored by West Virginia University Reed College of Media and PBS MediaShift, this hackathon was a pivotal event for the eight teams who participated in an immersive weekend envisioning a startup use of wearable tech from a women-only perspective. More than 50 women from WVU […] more »

by Emily Corio

We were nearly halfway into the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables, and one of my team members blurted out: “Our idea isn’t going to work.” I was mentoring a team of six women at the hackathon, and we’d been working under a tight deadline that started at 8 o’clock that morning. We settled on a problem […] more »

by Julie Keck

It’s no secret that there’s sexism in the tech world. Many of us have grown up looking at (and then bumping our noggins against) the glass ceiling, nodding our heads in recognition when we hear stories about brogrammers, lecherous bosses, and women being passed over for jobs, raises and promotions simply for the offense of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This Friday, Oct. 24, PBS MediaShift and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will be producing a panel at Google in Mountain View, Calif., called “Hack the Gender Gap” about how women can overcome challenges and succeed in technology and media. The panel will be an inspirational discussion for the weekend “Hack […] more »

by Jessica Weiss

The news industry has been calling upon the savviest techies in the world to help make sense of how the explosion of digital technology is impacting the news business. Coders, programmers and data scientists are forging innovative ways of gathering, distributing and paying for news coverage. But most of the technologists and tech-savvy journalists shaking […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. State Department could enter into e-reader contract with Amazon (AppNewser) 2. Times-Picayune, Alabama papers go through mass layoffs (Poynter) 3. Amazon, Google among bidders of new Web names like .news and .lol (PaidContent) 4. Is the DOJ looking out […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Less than 20 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in computer science go to women (Asheville-Citizen Times) 2. Will schools be tempted to buy tablets to use Windows 8? (ZDNet) 3. iPad program in Southern California school district hits roadblock (KPCC) 4. Lessons learned […] more »