Home Must Reads Code Scouts encourage women computer programmers

Code Scouts encourage women computer programmers

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, July 29, 2013

Portland support and social group Code Scouts helps women who want to break into computer programming.

Currently, only 18% of computer science degrees go to women.

Though attitudes have changed, many women have already missed the opportunity to join the tech workforce. They might have pursued a computer sciences degree a decade ago if the industry had been more welcoming, but now that times have changed, these women are long past the typical career entry points of college and internships.

While a huge push is being made to encourage young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, grown women have been left out.

Funded by an $18,000 grant from the Portland Incubator Experiment, Code Scouts provides a place for women to network and learn, without the intimidation of being the only girl in the room.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

More Articles

Fork & Bottle

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

National media can’t get enough of Oregon’s pinot noir, artisan-food purveyors and lively, independent film scene.


Read more...

Video: The 100 Best Survey

News
Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


Read more...

The Backstory

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

In our cover story this month, Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, discuss their rapidly growing businesses and Portland’s red hot food scene. The conversation provides an interesting lens through which to explore trends in the grocery store and restaurant sectors.


Read more...

Molecular Movies

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Dr. Chong Fang isn’t God. But the assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University is getting closer to figuring out how he put everything together. 


Read more...

Launch

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

October's Launch article features Soul Kitchen, Easy Company and Slick's Big Time BBQ.


Read more...

Startup or Grow Up?

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JON BELL

Startup culture is all the rage. Is there a downside?


Read more...

Shipping News

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

In 2012 The Dalles, a city of some 14,400 located 75 miles east of Portland and often seen as the poor cousin to adjacent Hood River, completed a massive project to revitalize its dock.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS