Community Building at the 2019 CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women

Alannah Oleson
Apr 13, 2019 · 9 min read

418 graduate women in computing learning the skills to change the world #GradCohort2019

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So many ribbons, y’all. [Alt: Eight conference badge ribbons of different colors.]
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Ayanna Howard and Maria Gini. [Alt: Two women on a stage in front of a crowd.]

Networking and Finding Advocates

A.J. Brush (@ajbrush) & Soha Hassoun (@sohahassoun)

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Soha Hassoun and A.J. Brush. [Alt: One woman speaking at a podium, another seated at a table.]

Publishing your Research

Andrea Danyluk (site) & Margaret Martonosi (@margmartonosi)

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Andrea Danyluk and Margaret Martonosi before the session. [Alt: Two women chatting at a table in front of a crowd.]

Panel: Balancing Grad School and Personal Life

Andrea Danyluk (site), Mandy Pant (site), & Rebecca Wright (site)

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Andrea Danyluk, Mandy Pant, & Rebecca Wright. [Alt: Three women standing at a table and podium in front of a crowd.]

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Lunch with research groups! [Alt: A hotel ballroom filled with 400+ women at tables.]

Keynote: The Pursuit of Collective Intelligence, and Happiness, in Science

Radhika Nagpal (site)

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Radhika Nagpal’s radical ruminations. [Alt: A woman standing at a podium in front of a crowd, next to a projected slide discussing how scientific culture is based in implicit rules, and how changing the rules can change culture.]

Strategies for Human-Human Interaction

Jamika Burge (@JDBurge), Margaret Martonosi (@margmartonosi), & Kathryn McKinley (site)

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Jamika Burge, Margaret Martonosi, and Kathryn McKinley before the panel. [Alt: Three women seated and chatting at a table on a stage.]

Building Self-Confidence

Bushra Anjum (@DrBushraAnjum) & Patty Lopez (@pittrpatt)

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Bushra Anjum and Patty Lopez. [Alt: Two women on a stage, one of whom is speaking at a podium.]

Bits and Behavior

Computing + learning + design + justice

Alannah Oleson

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they/them // she/her. Untangling design and computing education since 2017. PhD Student @UW_iSchool. www.alannaholeson.com

Bits and Behavior

This is the blog for the Code & Cognition lab, directed by professor Amy J. Ko, Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Here we reflect on what software is, what effects it's having on the world, and our role as public intellectuals in help civilization make sense of code.

Alannah Oleson

Written by

they/them // she/her. Untangling design and computing education since 2017. PhD Student @UW_iSchool. www.alannaholeson.com

Bits and Behavior

This is the blog for the Code & Cognition lab, directed by professor Amy J. Ko, Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Here we reflect on what software is, what effects it's having on the world, and our role as public intellectuals in help civilization make sense of code.

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