A return to the 1980s for women interested in coding?
Posted: October 30, 2014 on Computing Education Blog
College of Computing Professor Mark Guzdial is concerned that the mistakes of the past, which ultimately led to less women with access to computer science classes, could be returning. In the most recent excerpt on his "Computing Education" blog, Guzdial describes the scene in the early 1980s. Interest in computer science (CS) spiked. There was more interest than there were seats available in CS classes. Caps were put into place and classes became more difficult. Only the boys with lots of prior CS exeperience were getting through. Because of budget cuts, Guzdial fears that history could be ready to repeat itself.