Jennifer Burns started her career with a degree in music education. When it became challenging to make ends meet as a musician she decided to pursue her passion for technology. She graduated in June 2015 from Oregon State University’s online computer science degree program for post-bacc students. She will be attending graduate school at Carnegie Mellon to study information technology. © OSU 2015.
In the 1960’s Margaret Hamilton and her team saved the Apollo moon landing. Hamilton is now 78 and runs Hamilton Technologies, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company she founded in 1986. She’s lived to see “software engineering” — a term she coined — grow from a relative backwater in computing into a prestigious profession. Read more about her success on Vox.
Alice Min Soo Chun, while teaching at Columbia University and at Parsons, invents the Inflatable Solar Lantern to help survivors in Haiti. Her new company, SoLight Design, wants to mass produce them.
During a decade spent as a professional musician, Helen discovered web development and then WordPress, and made a primary career switch. Wordcamp 2014.
Irene Au, Director of User Experience at Google, and her colleagues President, Google; Anthony Jack, Case Western, discuss cultivating empathic design in an analytical world at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in 2013.
These two geneticists figured out the inner workings of bacterial self-protection and devised a technique called CRISPR-Cas9, which gives scientists the power to remove or add genetic material to remove disease.
When the Ebola epidemic began in West Africa, computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti, led a team that sequenced virus samples from infected patients, marking the first in-depth use of real-time DNA sequencing.
CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code? © 2015 Robin Hauser Reynolds
Lean In author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her thoughts on leadership at the Take The Lead Challenge at Arizona State University. March 2014.