Ada’s Technical Books & Café

Ada’s Technical Books & Café

Named after Ada Lovelace, one of the mothers of Computer Science, Ada's Technical Books and Café is a haven for the technically minded.

Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

"You are building the future - build the one you want to live in." Inspiration was rife and passion was tangible in the air at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held this year in Houston, Texas. This GHC brought in a record-smashing number of attendees - over 12,000 women and men in [...]

Microsoft Empowers Youth at YouthSpark Live Vancouver

Microsoft Empowers Youth at YouthSpark Live Vancouver

It's said that 50% of the job market requires basic technical proficiency, and that that number will increase to 77% in the next decade. With a shortage of qualified computer science graduates to fill these roles and the fact that computer science has not yet been recognized as a pillar of mainstream education, the income [...]

Join the Hour of Code, December 8th-14th

Join the Hour of Code, December 8th-14th

Next week, December 8th-14th, is Computer Science Education Week, a week-long event celebrating the rise of computer science and programming skills being taught and learned around the world. As part of this week, schools and tech giants are partnering with Code.org for Hour of Code, a global initiative to give people the tools they need [...]

Keep Your WiTs About You

Keep Your WiTs About You

And by WiTs I mean Women in Technology! I am excited to announce a blog post series starting this Wednesday, celebrating women in technology. This series will feature women in technical roles or in roles at technology companies, including female professors, project managers at Microsoft, and women who run some of Canada's best organizations for [...]

“Women Are Not Developers” and Other Nonsensical Sayings

WRONG. And yet, as I venture into more software packages, I find stereotypes in even the simplest of things, like training graphics.   The training graphic above is clean, elegant and easy to use. I'm a developer, so I should click the developer button. But why is its icon a man, while the content admin [...]