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The Best Thing I’ve Done All Year

June 25, 2011

Teen Girl Using LaptopI just wrapped up a wonderful week working with a group of talented high school girls at a weeklong workshop called “IT is for Girls,” put on by UNCG’s Women in Information Technology. I was honored to be one of the “Tech Divas” who mentored the girls in different technology topics in an effort to get more young women to consider careers in IT.

My sessions were on helping the girls understand the importance of protecting themselves and their futures online. We discussed:

I was very impressed with how tech-savvy the students were; they asked great questions and were pretty engaged. (Of course, mine was the only session that actually encouraged them to spend time on Facebook and Twitter!)

All in all, it was an excellent week! Check out the news coverage of the event and “Like” WIIT on Facebook to stay abreast of plans for next year’s workshop! Below, my presentation to the girls, on SlideShare:

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