Category Archives: Computer Science

Why Facebook and Every Other Tech Company Needs Several Seats on the Diversity Train

Why Facebook and Every Other Tech Company Need Several Seats on the Diversity Train

I can’t. As a Black female in computer science, I’m so mentally and emotionally spent on this topic that I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s start with this. A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article stating that Facebook blames their lack of diversity on the lack of available talent. Continue Reading »

The Importance of Role Models in Tech Diversity

The Importance of Role Models in Tech Diversity

I first realized I was the exception, not the rule, around the age of 19. I was a second-semester freshman taking Intro to Programming at Johnson C. Smith University, a small HBCU in Charlotte, NC. At the time, I intended to major in Marketing and minor in Computer Science, so this was the first of Continue Reading »

Black is the New Black: Diversity in the Tech Industry….from a Black Computer Scientist

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Let’s be clear about one thing from the start: I’m a Black female with a Ph.D. in computer science.  No shade, Sheryl Sandberg, but I’ve been “leaning in” since birth. This topic (and blog post) has been a long time coming.  I wasn’t sure, at first, how to best put my thoughts to words.  Then Continue Reading »