One Hundred One Ideas for ACM-W Chapters

Gloria Childress Townsend, professor of computer science at DePauw University and students, Stephanie Ball and Laura Kuh developed a listing of 101 ideas for ACM-W student chapter activities.

Top ten hints for applying the 101 ideas:

10 – The easiest way to begin: Brown bag lunch

9 – Begin simply; increase complexity, as helpers are found

8 – Aggressively seek internal and external funding

7 – Fully engage students in the organization's operation

6 – Solicit feedback

5 – Brainstorm ways to conserve time/energy

4 – Don't be discouraged: recruit "one woman at a time"

3 – Remember that your efforts will be appreciated forever

2 – Expect mentoring to be reciprocal and fulfilling

1 – Start now!

 

The DevOps Phenomenon

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