Can you help us close the gender gap in computer programming for Social and Human Geography?

Type: Workshop
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Mark Revell, Coline Dony
Chairs: Coline Dony


In this workshop, we will present information about the gender gap in geography and GIS and a summary of the benefits of learning computer programming for your job prospects, projects and/or research in Social and/or Human Geography. This will be followed by a guided discussion with the audience on barriers and challenges to learning computer programming. We will end the workshop by sharing resources you can use as a geographer to learn computer programming.

Students interested in Social and/or Human Geography are invited to attend this workshop. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to attend.

This is part of a series of workshops related to the AAG’s Coding Initiative The challenges associated with Big Data and the ubiquity of spatial data have triggered an increase in the demand for graduates with both spatial thinking and computer programming skills. Additionally, there exist an underrepresentation of women and minority groups among jobs in geography and GIS.

The AAG is committed to ensure that new generations of geographers are equipped with the new skills required in order to be productive in our economy well into the future and also see an increased participation of women and other underrepresented groups. This AAG initiative will need involvement from faculty, students and employers.

For more information about this workshop, do not hesitate to contact Coline Dony at


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Discussant Coline Dony 100 3:20 PM

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