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Poster Done: “Notable Women in Computing”

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Professor Susan Rodger, my daughter Jessica Dickinson Goodman, and I created the “Notable Women in Computing” Poster and Playing Cards for delivery at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing (aka GHC14) next week. Jessica just finished designing the poster above – showing all 54 of the playing cards.

The poster text says:

Keep our history: Women have been leaders in computing from the start but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history by writing a Wikipedia page for a notable woman in computing (draw from our list of 300+). Get tips on writing a great page, get a copy of this deck, and learn more about this project at Bit.ly/NotableW.

This project and card set is associated with the long-term “CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project – Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing”project.  We encourage you to use this information to write or improve Wikipedia pages – especially creating new pages about remarkable women who have none! The detailed card listing is in my 1 October 2014 blog entry.

Duke University and Everwise are sponsors. Playing Cards will be for sale $6/deck (our cost) at the GHC14 Duke University table – one deck per person!

The Notable Women in Computer Science project is a labor of love for the women behind it, which is why we are licensing the card deck under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 U.S. License. We have done a number of things to ensure this deck only helps, and does not hurt, women in computing. Our efforts included: using public domain images, seeking individual permission for images, seeking to represent the reality of diversity of women in computing, and seeking input on the project from women leaders in technology.

If you have a concern (don’t like the public domain photo we found of you, don’t think the photo you took can be licensed in the way we did, decided you did not want to be included, want to provide a better photo or more correct text) we want to know and we will do our best to help you. Please contact Katy Dickinson (katy dot dickinson at gmail dot com) with questions.

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Cards Done! “Notable Women in Computing”

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The initial printing of the “Notable Women in Computing” Playing Cards is done! You can share in the exciting first view by Professor Susan Rodger at Duke University by scrolling through the photos below.  The cards look great!

Professor Susan Rodger, my daughter Jessica Dickinson Goodman, and I created the “Notable Women in Computing” Playing Cards for delivery at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing (aka GHC14) next week. This work is associated with the long-term “CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project – Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing” project.  We encourage you to use this information to write or improve Wikipedia pages – especially creating new pages about remarkable women who have none! The detailed card listing is in my 1 October 2014 blog entry.

Duke University and Everwise are sponsors. Cards will be for sale $6/deck (our cost) at the GHC14 Duke University table – one deck per person!

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The Notable Women in Computer Science project is a labor of love for the women behind it, which is why we are licensing the card deck under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 U.S. License. We have done a number of things to ensure this deck only helps, and does not hurt, women in computing. Our efforts included: using public domain images, seeking individual permission for images, seeking to represent the reality of diversity of women in computing, and seeking input on the project from women leaders in technology.

If you have a concern (don’t like the public domain photo we found of you, don’t think the photo you took can be licensed in the way we did, decided you did not want to be included, want to provide a better photo or more correct text) we want to know and we will do our best to help you. Please contact Katy Dickinson (katy dot dickinson at gmail dot com) with questions.

Lower four images Copyright 2014 by Susan Rodger

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Listing: “Notable Women in Computing” Playing Cards – GHC14

As of January 2015, these cards are available for sale on Notable Technical Women.

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This is my second blog post featuring cards from the “Notable Women in Computing” Playing Cards set. Professor Susan Rodger (Duke University), my daughter Jessica Dickinson Goodman, and I sent them off to be manufactured for delivery at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing (aka GHC14) next week. This work is associated with the long-term “CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project – Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing” project.  We encourage you to use this information to write or improve Wikipedia pages – especially creating new pages about remarkable women who have none!

Duke University and Everwise are sponsors. The full card listing follows. Cards will be for sale $6/deck (our cost) at the GHC14 Duke University table (8 October to 10 October 2014) – one deck per person!

23 October 2014 note: Please watch the Kickstarter video about why we picked these 54 women from among all of the remarkable technical women.

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The Notable Women in Computer Science project is a labor of love for the women behind it, which is why we are licensing the card deck under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 U.S. License. We have done a number of things to ensure this deck only helps, and does not hurt, women in computing. Our efforts included: using public domain images, seeking individual permission for images, seeking to represent the reality of diversity of women in computing, and seeking input on the project from women leaders in technology.

If you have a concern (don’t like the public domain photo we found of you, don’t think the photo you took can be licensed in the way we did, decided you did not want to be included, want to provide a better photo or more correct text) we want to know and we will do our best to help you. Please contact Katy Dickinson (katy dot dickinson at gmail dot com) with questions.

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All 54 cards:

Suit Honoree Name Position, Honors, Awards Wikipedia Link (if any)
Joker Maria Klawe Harvey Mudd College President, ACM Fellow, Canadian Information Processing Society founding Fellow Linked Here
Joker Mitchell Baker Exec. Chair Mozilla, ABI Women of Vision, Internet Hall of Fame Linked Here
Hearts QueenFrances Allen IBM Fellow Emerita, Turing Award, Computer History Museum Fellow, IEEE Fellow Linked Here
KingBarbara Liskov MIT Professor, Turing Award, ACM Fellow, SWE Achievement Award Linked Here
JackShafrira Goldwasser MIT Professor, Turing Award, ACM-W Athena Lecturer Linked Here
AceHessa Sultan Al Jaber Qatar ICT Minister, Chair CS Department – Qatar Univ. Linked Here
10- Mary Jane Irwin Pennsylvania State Univ. Professor, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, NAE Member, ACM-W Athena Lecturer Linked Here
9- Irene Greif IBM User Experience Group, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, Formed Lotus Research 1992 Linked Here
8- Duy-Loan Le Senior Fellow-Texas Instruments, WITI Hall of Fame, ABI Women of Vision Linked Here
7- Grete Hermann Univ. of Göttingen mathematician, 1926 foundational paper for computerized algebra Linked Here
6- Manuela Veloso Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow Linked Here
5- Lila Ibrahim Chief Business Officer Coursera, ABI Women of Vision, Purdue University-Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer none yet
4- Padmasree Warrior Cisco CTO, WITI Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi Linked Here
3- Genevieve Bell Intel Director of Interaction and Experience Research, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
2- Marilyn Wescoff ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
Diamonds QueenAnita Borg Founder Anita Borg Institute, WITI Hall of Fame, Fellow ACM, EFF Pioneer Linked Here
KingDeborah Estrin Professor Cornell NYC Tech, ACM, AAAS and IEEE Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, ACM-W Athena Lecturer Linked Here
Jack– Yuqing Gao IBM Senior Manager, ABI Women of Vision, IEEE Fellow none yet
Ace– Susan Graham Univ. California Berkeley Distinguished Professor, ACM Fellow, NAE Member, AAAS Fellow none yet
10- Cristina Amon Univ. of Toronto Dean-Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, IEEE Fellow, SWE Achievement Award, Canadian Academy of Eng., Spanish Royal Academy, Royal Society of Canada, US NAE Linked Here
9- Betsy Ancker-Johnson 1st observation of microwave emission without the presence of an external field (1967), Fellow Am Physical Society, Fellow AAAS, IEEE Fellow, Member NAE Linked Here
8- Arati Prabhakar US DARPA Director, IEEE Fellow, Head National Institute of Standards and Technology (US NIST) Linked Here
7- Sophie Vandebroek CTO Xerox, IEEE Fellow, WITI Hall of Fame, Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences Member none yet
6- Ruzena Bajcsy Univ. California Berkeley Professor, NAE Member, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AAAI member, AAAS member Linked Here
5- Laurie Hendren Professor McGill Univ., ACM Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada none yet
4- Lixia Zhang Univ. California, Los Angeles Professor, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow none yet
3- Betty Snyder ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
2- Kay McNulty ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
Spades QueenGrace Hopper US Navy Admiral, 1st compiler for a programming language 1952, Computer History Museum Fellow, Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow AAAS Linked Here
King– Chieko Asakawa IBM Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, Japan Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon none yet
JackDenice Denton Univ. California Santa Cruz Chancellor, AAAS Fellow, IEEE Fellow Linked Here
AceRadia Perlman Intel Fellow, IEEE Fellow, 1st ABI Women of Vision award winner Linked Here
10- Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza Professor PUC Rio de Janeiro, CHI Academy none yet
9- Linda Petzold Univ. California Santa Barbara Professor, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, NAE Member none yet
8- Jennifer Widom Professor Stanford Univ., ACM Fellow, AAAS Member, NAE Member Linked Here
7- Jean Sammet IBM Researcher, 1st woman ACM President, ACM Fellow, Computer History Museum Fellow Linked Here
6- Helen Greiner CEO of CyPhy Works, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
5- Anuradha Annaswamy MIT Senior Research Scientist, IEEE Fellow, Hay Medal – Indian Institute of Science none yet
4- Qiheng Hu Founder, China Internet Network Information Center, Internet Hall of Fame, Research Professor – Chinese Academy of Sciences none yet
3- Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
2- Fran Bilas ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
Clubs QueenKatherine Johnson NASA Mathematician, calculated the trajectory of early space launches 1959 Linked Here
KingAugusta Ada Lovelace King Mathematician, 1st computer programmer 1843 Linked Here
JackJennifer Chayes Microsoft Research Distinguished Scientist, ACM Fellow, ABI Women of Vision Linked Here
Ace– Vicki Hanson Professor Univ. of Dundee, ACM Fellow, SIGCHI Social Impact Award, ABI Women of Vision, Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh none yet
10- Ellen Ochoa NASA Astronaut and Johnson Space Center Director, 1st Hispanic woman in space, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Harvard Foundation Science Award, San Diego State Univ. Alumna of the Year Linked Here
9- Tova Milo Professor Tel Aviv Univ., ACM Fellow Linked Here
8- Valerie Taylor Professor Univ. Texas A&M, IEEE Fellow none yet
7- Kathleen McKeown Professor Columbia Univ., ACM and AAAI Fellow, Founding Fellow Association for Computational Linguistics, ABI Women of Vision none yet
6- Susan Landau Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, ABI Women of Vision Linked Here
5- Mary Lou Jepsen Google X Head of the Display Division, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here
4- Kristina Johnson Undersecretary US Dept. of Energy, IEEE Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, SWE Achievement Award Linked Here
3- Sophie Wilson Broadcom Director IC Design, Designer Acorn Microcomputer, Computer History Museum Fellow, Fellow Royal Society-London Linked Here
2- Jean Bartik ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame Linked Here

A project by: Susan Rodger (Duke University Computer Science Professor of the Practice), Jessica Dickinson Goodman, and Katy Dickinson (Everwise Vice President – Mentoring)

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Notable Women in Computing Playing Cards – GHC14

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Professor Susan Rodger (Duke University), my daughter Jessica Dickinson Goodman, and I are almost done with our Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing (aka GHC14) project “Notable Women in Computing and Wikipedia”. We are collaborating on both a formal GHC14 conference poster plus playing cards featuring 54 notable technical women. This has taken a long time to prepare but they are looking good. The honorees we have worked with have been entirely supportive and excited about this project.

This work is associated with the “CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute Wikipedia Project – Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing” project that Susan and I have worked on for years.  Jessica has been our creative designer, production staff, and GHC14 project manager.   Duke University and Everwise are project sponsors. Information is not complete on all of the honorees (so there will be some cards featuring just a silhouette) but dozens of the featured women have sent us photos or given us permission to use photos from their professional pages.

Hearts cards shown here:

  • Queen – Frances Allen – IBM Fellow Emerita, Turing Award, Computer History Museum Fellow, IEEE Fellow
  • King – Barbara Liskov – MIT Professor, Turing Award, ACM Fellow, SWE Achievement Award
  • Jack – Shafrira Goldwasser – MIT Professor, Turing Award, ACM-W Athena Lecturer
  • Ace – Hessa Sultan Al Jaber – Qatar ICT Minister, Chair CS Department – Qatar Univ.
  • 10 – Mary Jane Irwin – Pennsylvania State Univ. Professor, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, NAE Member, ACM-W Athena Lecturer

Because I am mentoring a TechWomen Emerging Leader from Jordan who is arriving just as GHC14 starts, for the first time in ten years I cannot attend the Hopper Conference myself, but Dr. Susan Rodger will present our poster and she will be distributing the decks of cards from the Duke University table. The cards will be marked Creative Commons * and we will provide instructions if folks want to create another deck with different people honored. We expect that this deck will be a First Edition and that there will be corrections and updates as a result of GHC14 discussions, resulting in a Second Edition.

* The Notable Women in Computer Science project is a labor of love for the women behind it, which is why we are licensing the card deck under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 U.S. License. We have done a number of things to ensure this deck only helps, and does not hurt, women in computing. Our efforts included: using public domain images, seeking individual permission for images, seeking to represent the reality of diversity of women in computing, and seeking input on the project from women leaders in technology.

If you have a concern (don’t like the public domain photo we found of you, don’t think the photo you took can be licensed in the way we did, decided you did not want to be included) we want to know and we will do our best to help you. Please contact Katy Dickinson (katy dot dickinson at gmail dot com) with questions.

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Pictures: El Camino Real 31st Convention

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The 31st annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real was held this weekend in Salinas, California. Bishop Mary Gray-Reeeves and the convention were honored to host two guest Bishops, the Right Reverend Sadock Makaya (Diocese of Western Tanganyika) and the Rt. Rev. Michael Perham (Diocese of Gloucester) and their delegations. My husband John and Rev. Stephenie Cooper ran the electronics and I participated as part of the delegation from St. Andrew’s (Saratoga).  We prayed, celebrated, sang, ate and drank, laughed at the picture of Bishop Barbie, and passed resolutions on strategic planning, use of scents in church, and started a study on poverty and unequal wealth.

I just updated Bishop Mary’s Wikipedia entry to include information about the successful companion diocese relationship started in 2008:

At the 2008 meeting of the Lambeth Conferences of the Anglican Communion, Bishops Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real , Michael Perham of Gloucester , and Gerard Mpango of Western Tanganyika formed a Partnership of their Dioceses. This successful Companion Diocese [5] relationship has resulted in an annual round of visits between the bishops and delegations to each other’s home countries and the 2011 book The Hospitality of God[6] by Mary Gray-Reeves and Michael Perham. On 30 June 2010, the three Bishops wrote a joint letter [7] to Rowan Williams , the Archbishop of Canterbury about what they were learning. In 2010, Bishop Sadock Makaya succeeded Bishop Gerard Mpango in the partnership.

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Images Copyright 2011 by Katy Dickinson

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New Wikipedia Entry: Danny Cohen

Danny Cohen and I have been discussing and editing his new Wikipedia biography since before Christmas.

Danny is a Sun Distinguished Engineer who works down the hall from me in Menlo Park, California. Danny also worked on the ARPANet, the forerunner to the Internet. He was the first to run a visual flight simulator across the ARPANet after pioneering visual real time interactive flight simulation on general purpose computers, and also pioneering real time radar simulation. Later, Danny also led projects on real time interactive applications over the ARPAnet and the Internet, such as packet-voice (aka Voice over Internet Protocol) and packet-video.

Danny is best known for his 1980 paper “On Holy Wars and a Plea for Peace” which coined the terms “Big Endians” and “Little Endians”. There is even a Wikipedia article on Endianness. Danny still considers himself a student of Ivan Sutherland.

Tonight, my husband John and I got Danny’s entry posted. We are still adding references and links and I have promised Danny that I will post a better photo. Check it out:

Danny Cohen (engineer).

This is my second original Wikipedia entry. My first was about early NASA mathematician and Computer  Katherine Johnson

Some pictures of Danny and me:

Our subway map project

Danny Cohen, Katy Dickinson, Sun Labs Metro Maps<br /> photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

At Dr. Edward Tufte’s class

Katy Dickinson and Danny Cohen at Edward Tufte class<br /> photo: copyright 2008 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2008-2009 Katy Dickinson

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New Wikipedia Entry: Katherine Johnson

My husband John and I just spent most of the afternoon creating a new  Wikipedia entry about Computer Science Pioneer Katherine Johnson (based on my 23 December 2009 blog entry). My daughter Jessica also advised on the project. Even though we started out with all of the information in HTML, we ended up reworking the text and references to fit into Wikipedia’s format and style. My initial Wikipedia discussion comment indicated that the blog entry came first, yet within seconds of publication, an automatic searchbot tagged the article
as a near-duplication of my original blog entry. I went left a second comment acknowledging the source.

This is my first original Wikipedia entry. I started thinking about what I could add to Wikipedia after reading Clay Shirky’s excellent 2008 book Here Comes Everybody earlier this year. Jessica is reading my copy of Shirky’s book now and adding her margin comments to mine.
I am curious to see what kind of comments are made on the Katherine Johnson Wikipedia entry and whether any valuable information is added.

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