Author: Caitlin Moy

As a linguistics major, I’ve always loved testing the boundaries of language design, especially fascinated by constructed languages, or “conlangs.” Consciously devised languages, conlangs may be created with the intent to solve a linguistic problem in a unique way, like Esperanto, the self-proclaimed universal second language for world peace, or they may be created as an addition to a fictional environment, like Klingon, the Star Trek creation which boasts around twenty fluent speakers to date.

Programming languages, on the other hand, are all consciously devised; However, there is certainly a division between practical, widely-used languages, like Java and Python, and esoteric languages, or the computer programmer’s equivalent of a conlang. These obscure systems are rarely created with the purpose of wide-scale use, and are better known for pushing the limits of programming, proving computer science concepts, and most commonly — for jokes. …

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In a world where nearly every part of our lives is slowly becoming digitized, it should come as no surprise that technology-related jobs are expected to increase in demand by over 20% over the next ten years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This increased demand comes with its own set of challenges and increased competition within the field, a path that takes great diligence, skill, and persistence to navigate successfully. This is a path many of us will find ourselves traversing throughout our college years, whether it be for internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, etc. — the opportunities are endless, but it takes considerable effort to secure them. I’m a second-year Computer Science student at Rutgers at the moment, and I spent a lot of my freshman year making use of the resources the CS community made available to me, such as my mentor, different tutoring programs, workshops, etc. …

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Hi there! Rutgers WiCS is now on Medium.

Rutgers Women in Computer Science provides a community in which women feel empowered to create with code. Our network connects female undergraduates to a social community, professional opportunities, and each other. WiCS is open to any student at Rutgers, regardless of gender, who is interested in computer science and supportive of women in tech. As a member of WiCS, you will be able to network with other computer science undergraduate students as well as computer science graduate students and faculty during our events throughout the year.

WiCS writers will pen down their experiences in tech, the Rutgers CS community, internships, research, and other relevant CS/ tech-related topics. The writers serving on our blog committee who will curate amazing posts for this year are Archi Parekh, Caitlin Moy, Bingyi Long, Kristina Kwan, Sofia Khan, Shehneel Ashraf, Catherine Nguyen, Malena Bashar, Ashley Chang, Aisha Humaira, Farah Lubaba Rouf.


Rutgers WiCS

An inclusive network of women in tech at Rutgers University seeking a supportive community and professional development.

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