Girls in STEM

We are excited to host a Girls in STEM day at the TCO14. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and it’s a very important part of learning. Topcoder is proud to promote STEM education and awareness as part of our overall efforts.

Our Girls in STEM day is brought to you by:

At this year’s Topcoder Open, we will be holding a “Girls in STEM” event, sponsored by Google on Wednesday, November 19 2014, which will include a panel showcasing the diversity of jobs in the tech industry. Immediately following the panel, we will host “Birds of a Feather” roundtables where students will have a chance to directly interact with the young, professional, relatable women panelists who have careers they may be interested in learning about. The goal is to show the student attendees that a computer science or related degree does not necessarily mean committing to a coding career, and encouraging them to also explore the full spectrum of possible career options such as project management, software testing, product management, usability engineering, etc.

Birds of a Feather roundtables will include the following areas of technology:

  • Technical Project Management
  • Software Testing
  • Development (Web, Mobile, etc.)
  • Graphic Design & Usability
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Product Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Change Enablement & Training

The event is targeted at high school girls in the Bay area.

Schedule of Events:
09:00 am – 09:30 am: Students arrive
09:30 am – 10:00 am: Students tour Competition Arena and visit sponsor booths
09:30 am Panelist Meet and Greet at the main stage
10:00 am – 10:05 am: Introduction
10:05 am – 11:00 am: Panel
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Birds of a Feather (We will have representatives from each career field above for a more intimate conversation throughout the Competition Arena)
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: Bingo Prize Drawing at the main stage
01:00 pm – 03:00 pm: Algorithm finals, free time
03:00 pm: Students Depart



Panelist Bios

Read more about the professional women taking part in our Girls in STEM day.



The Girls in STEM event is sponsored by

Our event is currently sold out. If you are interested in attending our Girls in STEM event or bringing your students, please contact us to be added to the waiting list. We will alert you if a spot opens up. Thank you!