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Notable Women in Computing Card Deck

A project in Seattle, WA by Jessica Dickinson Goodman

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Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered. Keep our history.
Backers: 392
Average Pledge Per Backer: $38

Funded: $15,010 of $3,000
Dates: Oct 9th -> Nov 8th (31 days)
Project By: Jessica Dickinson Goodman
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1 Hour Left!

November 8th - via:
Hi Everyone, First: Thank you all for your incredible support. We've been so pleased by enthusiastic response this project has earned. Second: This Kickstarter closes in about 60 minutes. If you were meaning to up your pledge, share the Notable Women... (Read More)

Fewer Than 24 Hours Left and 3 More Awards at $24!

November 7th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

15 Ways to Teach Computer Science Using a Deck of Cards

November 6th - via:
When I was taking my second semester of Java at Carnegie Mellon I had the task of modeling the Pontifex solitaire cypher from Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon during the section on arrays. It turns out it wasn’t just my professor that used cards... (Read More)

Voting Results: Purple Wins!

November 5th - via:
Thank you for your votes, both in the box design contest and the actual election today. Purple came out the clear winner, with 13 votes to Red's 9 and Blue's 5. Here's what the tuck-boxes should look like: A quick caveat We've got bids out to 3... (Read More)

Last Day to Vote!

November 4th - via:
Thank you to the folks who let us know which of the 3 card box designs they liked best in the comments of last week's post. Here are the preliminary results: Unlike some of this year's real elections, which could be decided by fewer than 100 votes,... (Read More)

Halloween Costume Contest!

October 30th - via:
I'm a fan of using Halloween to honor powerful women. A few years ago I dressed as Tawakkul Karman, the Yemeni woman who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. It's also a great chance to stump my friends by dressing as someone or something highly obscure... (Read More)

Voting Time: Custom Boxes! (Deadline: November 4th)

October 28th - via:
Here in the U.S. it's election season and we only have 7 days left before a vote that will impact funding for computer science teachers around the country among other important issues. Please vote in that election if you are in the U.S. The vote... (Read More)

How did we choose these 54 notable women? (+ the promised gif)

October 21st - via:
This is an update from team-member Katy Dickinson, Vice President - Mentoring, Everwise. She writes a popular blog with more updates on this project, posts on her work with emerging technical women leaders from the Middle East, and glimpses into why... (Read More)

Announcing: 5 New Awards Levels

October 20th - via:
Thank you so much to everyone who became a Backer today, we're so excited by all of the attention this project is getting. Because of the sudden traffic, we've opened up our popular Give 1/Get 1 Award level so there are an unlimited number of people... (Read More)

A Cool Complement to Backing This Project: Author a Wikipedia Page for a Notable Woman in Computing

October 19th - via:
This is an update from team-member Susan H. Rodger, Professor of the Practice, Duke University. See the end of the post for a list of the 14 women in the first edition of the Notable Women in Computing card deck who at printing did not have... (Read More)

Announcing the First 5 Recipients of Your Donated Decks

October 18th - via:
Our mission for the Notable Women in Computing card deck was to inspire women and girls with the history of women's achievements in computer science.  We knew starting out that some of the people who might benefit most from this connection--girls in... (Read More)

Video: Notable Women in Computing Deck in Action (+Ada Lovelace Day!)

October 13th - via:
This Tuesday was Ada Lovelace Day, another great way to learn more about the history of women's contributions to science and technology. I put together a quick video demo-ing the first edition of the deck, showing how the cards look while moving.... (Read More)

We did it. Let's do it again.

October 11th - via:
We made our goal in 2 days thanks to your enthusiasm and support! Because of you, we will have 37 Notable Women in Computing Card Decks for educators connecting women and girls to careers in computing who wouldn't have been able to afford decks on... (Read More)

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