Closing the Tech Gender Gap: #WiTNY

By Cathy Davidson|March 31, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

It has been very exciting to watch the unveiling of an important new program, Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WitNY).  This partnership between CUNY (City University of New York), Cornell Tech and Verizon strives to increase the number of young women studying and working in technology.  The percentage of women now graduating with technology degrees is less than 1%.  That’s intolerable. HASTAC, the Futures Initiative, FemTechNet and

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Introduction to GIS Workshops Fall 2015

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 10, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

The following is a contribution from Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian at Baruch College: Every semester I offer a day-long crash course that covers the basics of geographic information systems. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of layering, joining data to map layers, coordinate systems, and geoprocessing, and you’ll work through examples of doing neighborhood-level site selection and creating thematic maps (like the one in the image below). I use the free

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