Girls Who Code

Here’s an article (a topic, in fact) I’d like to read more about in local newspaper instead of “Catastrophic global warming theories have not been proven” by Greg Goodknight, “Is the Free Exchange of ideas being sacrificed for political correctness” by George Boardman, or a cartoon lampooning SB637 (a new law to protect rivers and fisheries from gold mining) by RLCrabb.

Other cities with Girls Who Code clubs include Chico. “Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female engineers and entrepreneurs. Since beginning in 2012, Girls Who Code to date has served over 3,860 girls in 29 states,” according to its website.

Local details are here:

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

9 thoughts on “Girls Who Code”

  1. For someone whose resume reads “independent software engineer at my place,” Gregory sure has a lot of “expert opinions.” ROFLOL.

  2. Another grammatical error from Gregory: “magazine”. (sic). The period goes inside the quote mark!
    BTW, let’s hope Gregory doesn’t get into publishing. He wouldn’t know the “free” business model if it smacked him. LOL
    Even Swift knows this. Gregory, do they teach entrepreneurism at Mudd? Are you an entrepreneur? What was your business income this year?

    1. To be fair, putting punctuation inside quotes in American English has always seemed weird to me. I prefer British style, which is not only more logical, but is more regular for software to parse. A C-language statement is:
      const char *strings[] = {“one”,”two”,”three”};

      Of course, Mr Goodknight may have a worse Dunning-Kruger issue.

      He wrote:

      “Edmund Howard, only half (52%) of Michael Mann’s peers in the American Meteorological Society believe one half or more of the warming of the last 100 years is due to man, and that includes all man’s actions including deforestation, emissions of soot (aka black carbon) and CO2.
      They determined this not by an anonymous web survey, or a survey of papers by an activist without any real science background (Oreskes) or by a quick scanning by a team of activist “citizen scientists” without much if any science education (John Cook et al)… they actually asked them.”

      In the real world:

      ‘‘Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences. She recently arrived at Harvard after spending 15 years as Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
      ‘1990 PhD Graduate Special Program in Geological Research and History of Science, Stanford University… Advisors: Marco T. Einaudi (Applied Earth Sciences, Geology) and Peter Galison (History, Philosophy, Physics)
      1981 B.Sc. First Class Honors, Mining Geology (IC ~M.I.T. of the UK)
      The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London’ …
      1991-1996 Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences and Adjunct. Asst. Prof of History, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH’
      OR, just see Wikipedia page.

      On Cook et al (2013), a few of the authors are:
      John Cook has a BS Physics, and is working on PhD in climate-related topic.

      Dana Nuccitelli has BA Astrophysics UC Berkeley and MS Physics UC Davis

      Sarah Green has a BA Chemistry, PhD Oceanography, MIT+WHOI Sarah Green

      Mark Richardson has PhD (remote sensing, climate modeling), now at JPL

      Robert Way is PhD student with many papers, incl. major Cowtan &Way(2014)

      Peter Jacobs is a grad student in Environmental Sciences at George Mason U.;

      Andrew Skuce has an M.Sc. in Appled Geophysics and worked as a geophysicist for decades.

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