After-Hours Learning: Workshops for Professional Women to Learn Web Development

Joslenne Peña, Benjamin V. Hanrahan, Mary Beth Rosson, Carmen Cole

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Many initiatives have focused on attracting girls and young women (K-12 or college) to computer science education. However, professional women who never learned to program have been largely ignored, despite the fact that such individuals may have many opportunities to benefit from enhanced skills and attitudes about computer programming. To provide a convenient learning space for this population, we created and evaluated the impacts of a nine-week web development workshop that was carefully designed to be both comfortable and engaging for this population. In this article, we report how the professionals' attitudes and skills grew over the course of the workshop and how they now expect to integrate these skills and attitudes into their everyday lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3446964
JournalACM Transactions on Computing Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Education


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