Why I did not attend GHC ’13 : How women in computing communities promote the status-quo

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In the past few months, I’ve personally received both positive and constructive feedback pertaining my previous post on Feminism in Computer Science. This was quite refreshing, given my ever-so-lingering fear of retaliation to be instigated when discussing the “F” word. Alas, after a few busy months, I’ve again mustered up the courage to discuss an even more fragile topic: the conflicting nature of women in…

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Feminism and the Gender Disparity in Computer Science

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To those who follow me on any form of social media, I am first a Computer Scientist and second everything else. Despite how inaccurate that perspective is, it is only fair given that I exclusively present myself as such. However, I am just as much of a Feminist and philosophy enthusiast as I am a Computer Scientist. It is quite easy to fault in only…

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POPL + PLMW Update

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Truly, I am guilty of abandoning this blog. I graduated in December 2012, and that was quite stressful. A few people approached me and mentioned that I should update my blog! Fortunately, after attending POPL 2013, I was quite inspired to start blogging again. I will update my blog every other Sunday, at the very least, as that is the only day where I do…

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This blog has not been updated for awhile, all due to very legitimate reasons as well! I find it amusing that I wrote my last post before attending POPL. Perhaps my academic life could be divided into a pre-POPL era, and a post-POPL era. To sum in up in the fastest way possible, I attended POPL, met the most wonderful group of people, had a…

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Happy New Year! Although I would have really liked for this to be a research post, it is unfortunately not. I spent my 2 week break mostly catching up on sleep I lost during the entire semester. An abundance of sleep was had, to say the least. I did get all A’s this semester, so I find my absolute lethargy to be justified. Anyhow, I…

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It’s quite clear that I’ve become too busy this semester to post anything meaningful. I will most likely be posting a somewhat proper entry on November 1st. A quick update, I’m going to Portland, Oregon on November 9th to attend Grace Hopper! This is officially my first Computer Science conference. I am quite excited. Now back to grading exams…

A quick update

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I’ve been sick for the past two days, which would explain my lack of posts. Hopefully I’ll get better soon. I’m also pretty excited that I’ll be back in the states in 10 days!

Green Technologies

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Due to all the hectic traveling and moving around that I have done within the past month, I did not get the chance to read the latest XRDS issue. Despite the fact that I am a bit late relative to the issue’s release time, there has been no new issues out yet. Technically, I’m not late! This issue was particularly of great interest…

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I’m currently extremely busy moving around. I will also be traveling to Egypt later this week. I’ll start posting regularly again once I’m settled in Egypt.


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Oh Geez, I’m already abandoning this blog! My excuse is, finals are this week. I think I wrote about 20 essays in a span 6 weeks for my two philosophy courses (Philosophy is my second major). On the bright side, I’m done with my Prospectus for my Computer Science Honors Thesis. Huzzah! I shall update more frequently after my finals, that is.. if I don’t…

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