" If technology is designed mostly by the half of our population that's male, we're missing out on the innovations, solutions and creations that 50% of the population could bring.", NCWIT
Driven by equity and access, we advance the awareness of information technology and computing opportunities for PV Women.
WIT, PV's Women & IT
Our first year was fun and busy! We hosted or participated in many wonderful events and activities in 16/17. PV became partners with Girls Who Code and National Center for Women & Information Technology. WIT participated with several organizations, including; Arizona State University, Executive Women's Forum, Cisco, and Stanford University.
- Expansion of Cluster with Folding @Home and Stanford University - design/deploy cluster array for Facilities and each HS, solar-powered home kits.
- Launch Arizona's first LoLa node, performing remote and live music with U of A and ASU, over the Arizona Sun Corridor Network.
- Over-night, Innovate for Social Good creation events at elementary, middle and high.
- K-12 female students present about WIT at the General Session of the annual, AZ K12 CTO/CIO Conference.
- Real Life Stories v2.x to multiple PV schools.
- Going deep with world-class data centers owned and operated by Zayo.
- More Code a Thons, activities with Executive Women's Forum, and explorations with Cisco.
- Sponsorship and support to PV's first group of HS female students taking Technological, Social and Sustainable Systems online, ASUx-CSE110x.
- Integration of NCWIT's Counselors for Computing (C4C) into all PV high school counseling and career offices.
- Development and support to the female high school students in PV's Immigrant/Refugee Initiative, speaking many different languages.
- Technical experiences and activities with light waves through PV's ongoing large-scale, Wide Area Network, fiber installation.