Womoz x DressHead Black Blue and White Striped Sweater

Komal

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Womoz x DressHead Black Blue and White Striped Sweater – Waistcoat Feature/ Floral Design

This striped sweater is very striking, is the type of clothing that can make strangers in the street stop to ask where you bought it from. The chest pattern is beautiful and offers the wearer a great atmosphere, and it looks very vintage, with a contemporary style, just perfect for classy ladies to adorn their bodies with. Its unique design allows you to hide away body fat, and highlight your good areas. The arms are patterned in a lovely white and black floral design and the fluffy waistcoat styled middle part of the sweater is great to keep you cozy and warm. You can wear it with just about anything and still look great, and you can also expect to get a lot of compliments from passersby. This striped sweater inspired by womoz and http://www.dresshead.com/c/striped-sweaters/ has a shoulder size of 37cm, a bust area of 92cm, sleeves that are 59cm, and a length of 62 cm. It is designed to keep you warm, feel great and also look great too. It is extremely comfortable.

WoMoz Workshops at FOSDEM (update)

Delphine

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Women & Mozilla will be holding two brainstorming workshops in Brussels (Belgium) on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of February, on the side of the FOSDEM event.

The main goal of these workshops will be to establish a 2010 Roadmap for the WoMoz project.

A daily agenda has been established for both workshops. The various items contained in the two daily agendas will be subject to discussion. By the end of the week-end, we should have defined our roadmap for the year and determined how to achieve these 2010 goals – our main and number 1 goal being to increase the number of women contributors in Mozilla, and by extension in FLOSS.

Discussions will be held in a more informal way and we encourage attendees to participate actively during the brainstorming.  The workshops will be open to all (men are welcome to participate, as in all WoMoz activities).

On Sunday at 1:00pm Alix Cazenave and Delphine Lebédel will be holding a 10min talk in the Mozilla DevRoom in order to present WoMoz to the communities and sum up our week-end workshops.

During the Fosdem event, WoMoz will also have a section at the main Mozilla booth (with brand new badges, flyers and stickers), so don’t hesitate to drop by!  😉

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Geeks drive girls out of computer science

Nastassia

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Summary of the article “Geeks drive girls out of computer science” written by Jeanna Bryner

The stereotype of computer scientists as geeks may be driving women away from the field. Women can be turned off by just the physical environment of a computer-science classroom or office.

When we think about computer science, we immediately think about the computer geek surrounded by such things as computer games, science-fiction stuff and junk food. That stereotype doesn’t appeal to many women who don’t like the portrait of masculinity that it evokes.

Only 22% of computer science graduates are women and this percentage has been steadily decreasing.

The researcher Sapna Cheryan, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Washington, noticed that not only are women missing out on some of the “best career opportunities, but computer science is missing out on female perspectives“.

Studies showed that women are significantly less interested than men in computer science when they have to work in class-rooms or offices that contained objects stereotypically associated with computer science (Star Trek posters, video game boxes and Coke cans). While in a neutral room, there is no gender difference.

Women are more interested by a job in a company with neutral physical environment than a job in a company with stereotypically geek objects.

There was a subset of women in the study who didn’t view the stereotypical objects as masculine and geeky.

It seems to Cheryan that this is a cultural phenomenon: “These objects are not inherently masculine or geeky; they’ve been constructed that way. That means to me we can reconstruct the objects or more importantly the whole field.

In conclusion, we should attempt to broaden the image of computer science to make it so that other people feel a connection to the field.

Link to the original article:

http://www.livescience.com/culture/091215-computer-science-girls.html

Links to related articles and containing more info about the conducted studies:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-12/uow-oga121409.php

http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=54341

WoMoz at FOSDEM

Delphine

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WoMoz will be present at the FOSDEM event this year (6-7th of February 2010, in Brussels, Belgium) and holding some side sessions during the week-end. These sessions will mainly consist in brainstorming and establishing a 2010 Roadmap for the Women & Mozilla project. Both women and men are welcome to participate in these sessions if they are interested.

  • Goals of the WoMoz Gathering at FOSDEM
    • interact with women developers present at FOSDEM and encourage them to participate in the FOSDEM WoMoz sessions
    • try to draw more European developer profiles into participating and contributing in WoMoz and Mozilla
    • establish some kind of 2010 Roadmap for the WoMoz project: open a dedicated wiki page for this and start it during fosdem, in order to leave fosdem with something concrete to continue after the event
  • Proposed Topics
    • schedule still TBD exactly, so feel free to suggest any ideas for talks / discussions by sending me an email here: delphine at mozilla  dot com. We’ll have a dedicated room for the sessions at least 2 hours on both Saturday and Sunday mornings to discuss these topics
    • establish a WoMoz Roadmap for 2010 and finish tying up “loose ends”
    • finish the discussion on how to get organized: who wants to do what?
    • the importance of being visible
    • ongoing projects
    • how to collaborate efficiently with other existing women’s groups?
  • Propose a Topic to Discuss during the WoMoz Sessions

As the exact WoMoz schedule has not been determined yet, feel free to suggest topics you’d like to discuss then!

You can do so by either:

–  leaving a comment under this post

–  sending me an email: delphine at mozilla dot com

Thank you