I currently work with many organizations to offer fun and engaging programming workshops for youth in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented groups in the STEM pipeline. Through community partnerships with Strong TIES, CMD-IT, Hidden Level Games and grants from many supporters and corporate sponsors, we have delivered workshops free of charge to 1000s of under-served youth in over 8 cities across the country.
I also speak at various conferences on educational outreach and enrichment programs for minority youth. If you are a parent, educator or student interested in bringing a workshop to your school, send an email to bwicworkshops[at]gmail.com. And please check out my presentation from TAPIA 2015, to learn how to implement a workshop in your community.
Black Women in Computing’s Pathways to STEM workshops have often been held in conjunction with the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conferences. These programming workshops workshops and parent panels focus on exposing underrepresented and under-served communities to computing. Since 2012, we’ve held events in Maryland, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Connecticut and Oregon. Visit the BWiC Gaming Workshop site to find more information about past and upcoming workshops.