When Annie, a 29-year-old software engineer in Austin, Texas, fixed her male coworker’s code while he was on vacation, he got mad.
“He said to me in front of everyone that I was a cunt because I thought I could write better code than him,” Annie told Mic in a Twitter message.
Annie said she responded to her coworker during the team meeting, telling him that his comment was “out of line,” but none of the other men spoke up. She was the only woman on a team of nine at a mid-size startup.
“Shortly after, I asked to move to another team, which was approved, and he got promoted,” she added. Read more. (7/17/2017 11:13 AM)
An all-girls science club from San Fernando Senior High School near Los Angeles has designed a solar-powered tent meant to help homeless and displaced people around the world.
The tent — designed by a group of 12 high schoolers with the help of an organization called DIYgirls — uses solar power to charge electronic devices, provide light and sanitize itself via a system of antibacterial UV lights. And it folds into a backpack for easy travel.
The electronics cost about $40. The tent itself is made out of highly durable and water-resistant material. The idea for the tent came after some members of the team saw increased homelessness in their neighborhood.
“These girls saw a problem in their community,” Evelyn Gomez, an engineer and the executive director of DIYgirls, tells NPR’s Morning Edition. The group aims to get young girls from under-resourced areas interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Samantha, a 15-year-old Girl Scouts ambassador in the greater Chicago and northwest Indiana region, said that one of her school friends had an issue with a classmate using her login to send out messages.
“The cybersecurity training will help girls avoid situations like this!” said Samantha.
It’s true: Girl Scouts will offer cybersecurity badges beginning in September 2018. The series will begin with 18 badges, covering topics from how to stay safe online, how to avoid online scams, cryptography, coding and computer skills needed to pursue a career in cybersecurity — to name a few. Read more. (7/24/17, 11:38 PM)
A look into my Anthropology notes this semester in preparation for my final tomorrow 📝 😊
Had my chemistry final on Saturday morning so I still have four exams left! Making slow but steady progress through this mountain-load of work
I just want a cute girlfriend so I can make her happy where she smiles all the time and I can send her cute texts of how amazing she is. So I can be your true best girlfriend. I want a girl I can just talk with all the time who makes me happy and shows effort with someone who listens yet had a nice smile with beautiful eyes. And I want to just date someone that will really want a future.