04 12 / 2013
12 11 / 2013
In celebration of Drexel’s Computer Science Education Week, Drexel’s Women in Computing Society (WiCS) and Drexel Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (DGWISE) are showing the acclaimed documentary, Girl Rising, which spotlights the remarkable stories of nine girls around the world striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. After the movie, join the discussion with representatives from industry and academia about their own experiences in education and careers.
FREE FOOD: light food and beverages will be held after the screening!
Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/drxl-girlrising
Please RSVP here: http://cci.drexel.edu/events/RSVP.aspx?id=432465
For more information on Girl Rising the documentary: http://www.girlrising.com/
This event is free and open to everyone who is a student or is accompanied by a student.
30 10 / 2013
In order to showcase a little piece of the amazing research done in Computing & Informatics at Drexel, WiCS is hosting Lightning Talks on Nov 5 @ 4pm in UCross 103. For this event, ALL of our speakers are current PhD students here at Drexel.
What is a Lightning Talk?
It is a very brief presentation (usually 10 minutes or less). At a Lightning Talk event, a few speakers will present one after another. There is typically only 5 minutes in between for questions and set up for the next speaker.
**PIZZA AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.**
"Stylometry and anonymity"
Sadia Afroz, PhD Student, CCI/CS Dept
In digital forensics, questions often arise about the authors of documents: their identity, demographic background, and whether they can be linked to other documents. The ﬁeld of stylometry uses linguistic features and machine learning techniques to answer these questions. While stylometry techniques can identify authors with high accuracy in non-adversarial scenarios, their accuracy is reduced to random guessing when faced with authors who intentionally obfuscate their writing style or attempt to imitate that of another author.
"Hacking Gender: Maker Culture and Sociotechnical Artifacts"
Andrea Marshall, PhD Student, CCI/iSchool
How can artifacts act as gendered props? Leisure is an important consideration when trying to understand how makers interact and play with the objects they create, as contexts of play in turn build sociotechnical identities. Gender is one frame we can use to understand the “interpretive flexibility” of social interpretations of both technological artifacts and those who design them.
"Toward an understanding of the conditions for emergence of information systems that support innovation in free and open source software"
Michelle Purcell, PhD Student, CCI/iSchool
Yoo, Lyytinen, Boland, & Berente (2010) coined the term digital innovation as, “innovation enabled by digital technologies that leads to the creation of new forms of digitalization.” The authors qualify that, “Digitalization goes beyond a mere technical process of encoding diverse types of analog information in digital format (i.e., “digitization”) and involves organizing new socio-technical structures with digitized artifacts as well as the changes in artifacts themselves.” This presentation will discuss proposed research to examine free and open source software as a digital innovation network to understand the conditions for emergence of information systems that support innovation.
RSVP via Facebook here: http://bit.ly/af2c84
15 10 / 2013
Hey all, Drexel WiCS is holding its annual Fall Potluck today! Come bring a dish, beverage, dessert, etc. (or not, we don’t really care) and share in some Week 4 midterm procrastination while meeting WiCS members new and old!
WiCS Fall Potluck — 6pm — Location TBA
Also, as it happens, today is Ada Lovelace Day! Make sure to wish all your friends a Happy Ada Lovelace Day so they can ask you what that is, and you can explain it to them! Social awareness, hurrah!
24 9 / 2013
Hey all, hope you’re ready for a great fall term!
Drexel WiCS will be having their Fall Welcome Social this Thursday, September 26 at 4pm in University Crossings Room 103. Come out to learn more about our organization, catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy FREE pizza! Hope to see you all there!
24 1 / 2013
~ Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 5-6 pm
~ UCross 153
Join WiCS and MCS in their joint Chinese New Year’s Celebration! Come share in a Chinese meal, play Quizzo, and hang out with everyone around. All are welcome!
There will be food, fun, and prizes!
16 1 / 2013
~ Friday, January 18, 2013, 4-5 pm
~ UCross 151
Happy new year!!
Come join the Women in Computing Society for our first General Body Meeting of the term and learn about the fun, exciting events we have planned for the term ahead.
30 11 / 2012
~ Monday, December 3, 2012, 4-5 pm
~ PISB 106
Please come join WiCS in welcoming Simon Bass, Head of Investments Technology from Wells Capital Management (WellsCap). He will be discussing the different types of technology within the finance industry such as Fixed Income Technology, Equity Investments Technology, Enterprise Technology, Systems Architecture & Data Warehouse and Strategic Projects & Initiatives.
WellsCap is a multi-boutique, asset management firm focused on institutional clients, providing a broad range of investment solutions across multiple asset classes and investment styles within three main categories: equity, fixed income and quantitative. They are headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Free pizza will be provided!!!
22 10 / 2012
~ Monday, October 29, 2012, 4-5 pm
~ UCross 153
Join WiCS for our Halloween potluck, coming next week!!
We will also be having a Sony student representative demoing some of their products, including:
• Sony Vaio S Series Laptop
• Sony Digital Voice Recorder
• Sony Headphone Ear Buds
• Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)
• Sony Portable Dock for iPhone and iPod
• Sony Cyber-shot TX20
• Sony 2GB W Series Walkman MP3 Player