The mission of UMBC’s Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) is to identify the areas in science, technology, and engineering where women are significantly underrepresented. In this week’s roundup, we catch a glimpse of this major gender gap in the technology industry. We also take a look at topics such as the tech saturated world, mobile learning videos, and apps designed by teen girls.
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Women and Cybersecurity
There is a major gender gap in the technology industry, leaving a lot of opportunity for those up for the challenge of securing the world from hackers and their threats. Check out this interview with senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, Noushin Shabab, on how she grabbed a hold of such opportunity.
A Tech Saturated World
What’s one of the first things you do before you get out of bed or before you fall asleep? If you’re like most people, you likely just thought, I check my cell. We live in a world connected by invisible forces that compel us to tune in out of a silent fear of being tuned out. What is the consequence of this action on our lives? This article explores just that.
Creating Mobile Learning Videos
Using video in your online training courses can help enhance is appeal and overall effect on learners. Using a responsive design tool and video player are a must, as is keeping it short and simple, having an eye-catching thumbnail, linking to relevant resources, and providing audio control elements are too. In this article, learn additional ways to create more impact with video.
Girl Hackathon – Apps Designed by Teens
This year’s winning apps had names like “HeartOnSleeve”, “Too Tired to be Tired”, and “Moodchanger”. What makes these awesome is they were dreamed up by teen girls during a 24-hour Hackathon in San Francisco. Check out the lineup of apps created by these innovative tech savvy teens.