How to Be a ‘Woman Programmer’ #CodeEU

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Artículo de Ellen Ullman en  NY Times:

Let me separate the two words and begin with what it means to become a programmer.

The first requirement for programming is a passion for the work, a deep need to probe the mysterious space between human thoughts and what a machine can understand; between human desires and how machines might satisfy them.

The second requirement is a high tolerance for failure. Programming is the art of algorithm design and the craft of debugging errant code. In the words of the great John Backus, inventor of the Fortran programming language: “You need the willingness to fail all the time. You have to generate many ideas and then you have to work very hard only to discover that they don’t work. And you keep doing that over and over until you find one that does work.”

Utility of Tomorrow – Innovation Contest

 

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¿Quieres Ganar un viaje a Silicon Valley? Participa en el Utility of Tomorrow Innovation Contest de SAP!

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Describe your idea in a 3-5 page document, and upload it to our web site after clicking on the Submit Idea button and filling in the short form:

 Guidelines for how to write your entry, and advice on what the judges are looking for, are included in these Documents:  Utility of Tomorrow Contest Evaluation Criteria     SampleSubmission

 The deadline for contest submissions is this Friday 22 Nov, midnight Pacific Time (US West Coast).

The prize is an expense-paid trip to Silicon Valley in 2014.  There you will join a week long workshop with Utility Partner and SAP engineers to develop a prototype of your idea!

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