by Stephanie Wintling
From Oct. 27-29, you may have noticed @JennaMagnuski‘s taken over by informative tweets on all happenings of the #NASPATech conference. The NASPA Technology conference in Newport, Rhode Island (town I lived in for a few years as a child) was an overdue conference to address the growing need for Student Affairs to make technology a priority in our practice. If you’re like me, you were not able to attend this conference but have appreciated the products produced by this wonderful gathering of the minds. Today’s Linkage Love will feature some blog posts and videos from the #NASPATech conference, so you can know a little bit of what it was like to be there and learn along side with our friends and colleagues in the field.
Let’s start with the video:
There was a lot of buzz created from the “Women Talk Tech” mini-institute, so we also thought we’d share some of the research cited there, as well as some additional information on women in technology that has been floating around the Internet since.
- The 2010 AAUW report on the state of women in STEM fields
- The 2010 report from the National Center for Women and Information Technology – the majority of the statistics shared at the beginning of the institute came from this report, and it is truly an interesting read.
- The Three Biggest Myths about Women in Tech – this one has been floating around the interwebs in the past week, and it shows that women in technology is absolutely still a topic we need to keep on the table.
- Information on a new program from the National Center for Women and Information Technology that is trying to increase the number of women in technology.
Finally, there have been a couple of recent blog posts reviewing #NASPAtech: