Increasing Diversity in Computing: A Call to Action
Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 3:00PM - 4:00PM
The goal of the BoF is to bring together attendees who have some evidence-based strategies for broadening participation in computing with those who are interested in identifying effective actions to broaden participation. The focus is on strategies for K-12, higher education (undergraduate and graduate students), and professionals (industry, academia and government). The IEEE Computer article presents some effective strategies in the different areas by different organizations. The article is a good start, but we significantly more is needed to identify a list of effective strategies. The BoF allows us to continue identifying effective strategies from the broader community. This information will be maintained on the CMD-IT website to be available to the broader community, with appropriate links. Further, the BoF will be used as a call to action, in terms of identify the actions that people can take in the workplace or institution environment to increase diversity in computing.