Muazma Zahid, a senior data engineer for Microsoft’s Azure Global team, struggled to find a mentor who could help her grow when she graduated in 2006. “From a country like Pakistan, there’s not many role models, especially when I was graduating. Computer science was really starting off,” she said. “I had nobody to connect to or ask questions.” Now that….
Juleen Kristina Gentles, one of the Windows Insider Program’s 2019 Grace Hopper Awardees, has big plans for the future of Jamaica and the Caribbean region. She dreams of helping the area develop a startup culture, improve agriculture through technology, and empower girls and women to revolutionize the technology industry. Not only that, she has the skills to achieve it. Juleen….
We held our second annual Grace Hopper Awards for Insiders to join us at the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando, Florida for a week of keynotes, sessions, and networking designed to help further women’s careers in tech. We’re excited to introduce the ten talented Insiders who won these awards this year. These incredible women come from around the world. They’re….
At the age of 15 months, Rebecca Houston couldn’t speak. One speech pathologist believed that she would have a lifetime of difficulty communicating, but a specialist at the University of Iowa was finally able to make a correct diagnosis: Rebecca had a swallowing disorder combined with severe apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak.….
Cassandra Oduola recently landed a job offer from Microsoft’s Machine Learning group, another exciting step in her journey as an engineer. At the top of her field and with both a PhD in Computer Science and a BS in Physics under her belt, Cassandra was also a winner of the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award. What’s driven her success?….
Dan Flores made his first mark on Atlanta around 1995, when a friend suggested he show his art portfolio to a tattoo shop owner and see about getting a job. After serving in the U.S. Marines for four years, Dan had been dishwashing and driving a forklift, but had never inked a tattoo in his life. He had, however, been….
“We recently built a 3D, virtual reality game,” says Mónica Ceisel, describing her latest project. “I love storytelling, animation, and cartoons. Being a computer science (CS) and art student, I’ve found a great way to marry the two worlds.” Mónica is a Windows Insider who will graduate soon as a CS major and Art minor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.….
Daniel Schnabel de Barros is a Windows Insider and software developer by day. By night, he channels Tony Stark by tricking out his home with automation. Read on for more about his projects and how you can also get started “adding smarts” to your home. As a kid, Daniel was inspired by a neighbour who was ahead of his time.….
Franziska Sgoff was riding the train one morning when a woman sitting behind her noticed the unique way that Franzi was using her phone — with different gestures and a voice-to-text feature that enabled her to send text messages. Franzi has been blind since birth and works in Germany as a commercial correspondent and writer in English and French. The….
Women have an uphill battle when it comes to making their mark on the field of computer science: only 20% of CS majors are women, a statistic that peaked at 34% in the 1980s and continues to be declining. Even fewer women represent the engineering workforce — only about 13%, according to researchers. However, anyone who’s been to the annual Grace….