Sylvia will lead an interactive workshop on “how to design inclusive maker spaces” at the 2016 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT: Practices and Ideas to Revolutionize Computing being held May 16-18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. This workshop will run twice, on Tuesday, May 17th from 11:00AM-12:00PM, with a repeating session from 1:00-2:00PM.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is an NSF (National Science Foundation) funded change leader network of almost 700 (up from 575 last year) prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing. To learn more about our mission, our membership and past Summits please visit www.ncwit.org.
The NCWIT Summit is an annual gathering convening over 700 change-leaders (women and men) from organizations across the country. The Summit provides leading-edge research and practices for recruiting, retaining, and raising awareness about girls and women in technology; opportunities to connect and collaborate in programs and workshops; and engaging speakers who provide research, inspiration, and encouragement. In addition to representatives from schools, organizations and agencies across the K-16 pipeline, our audience is comprised of prominent social scientists and computing executives from Microsoft, Google, HP, Intel, Bank of America, Merck, AT&T, Apple, Pfizer, Bloomberg, and over 60 other major corporations and corporate foundations. There is no other convening group in computing like NCWIT.