National Movement Targets Lack of Women, Minorities in Computing

In recent years, new organizations have popped up around the country with the common goal of showing women and minorities that computer science isn’t just for people who look like Bill Gates.

One major stereotype about technology is that it is mostly a field for geeky white men. To some degree, the stereotype has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, as statistics show that women and certain minority groups are not pursuing technology in school, and even when they do, they don’t necessarily pursue careers in technical fields. To that point, a nationwide movement has formed dedicated to engaging those who have been left behind involved in the increasingly relevant field of computer science.

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