Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX
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Tuesday, June 18 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Women in Computer Science - A Panel of High School, Higher Education and Career Trailblazers (Panel)

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We’ve read the research, we’ve heard about the missing figures, but what do we really know about the current landscape for women in computer science and computer science education? Representing the full continuum of CS from high school to career, panelists will share about the spark that led them to pursue CS and outline real actions that CS advocates and educators can take to ensure that more women have the opportunity to make waves in CS and computing. 

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Sarah Dunton

ECEP Alliance Director, ECEP Alliance
Talk to me about: Building networks to sustain state broadening participation in CS efforts; Diversity in computing; Data & landscape reports; ECEP & the NSF BPC Alliance work


Tasha Janicek

Teacher, Nixon-Smiley Middle School
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Kyla Guru

Founder/CEO, Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity
Kyla has always dreamed of being an influential figure in the field of STEM while inspiring others to do the same. Starting her tech-journey at the age of 7 by learning Scratch, Web Design, and Lego Mindstorms, Kyla instantly grew a curiosity to explore the possibilities with technology... Read More →
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Patti Ordóñez

Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras
I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras and thereby fulfilling two lifelong and one unexpected midlife dreams - living in a Spanish speaking country, having the opportunity to make a greater difference in the world, and becoming a professor. My research interests are in applying machine learning, data mining, and visualization... Read More →

Crystal Riley

Software Engineer, Google
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Sally Lemkemeier

Recent CS Graduate, CS Education Researcher, Princeton University
Sally has researched Computer Science Education extensively while earning her CS degree. She is especially interested in making CS more accessible to women and minority groups, and increasing exposure to CS in rural and low-income schools. She has written two papers with the help... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT