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Star Patterns

The blog of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

October 14, 2019
Atlanta, Ga. is becoming a modern technopolis, but who is it being built for?
September 27, 2019
Senior Director Kamau Bobb reflects on the current tech landscape and where we go from here.
September 23, 2019
Earlier this month I attended the ​​latest Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) gathering with ​pioneering educators, policy makers,​ and influencers​ from across the country to focus on​ computer science (CS) education​ policy.  As I immersed myself into discussions, I wanted to better understand the relationship(s) between the intent of state and local policies to expand access to computing and the actual efforts being implemented in each state to enforce those policies. Here are my takeaways.
August 20, 2019
With the start of the new school year I've been thinking about questions that are often asked of me, particularly by those who have known me for only a short period of time and are leery of my interests in serving the underserved in education: Why do you care about Black and Brown students? Why do you care about poor Hispanic and Asian communities? Why do you care, period? 
August 5, 2019
Lien Diaz is a native of El Paso who was visiting her hometown when terror struck the city. Here are her thoughts.
July 19, 2019
Summer is perfect for playing at the pool, eating popsicles, and playing outside, but it’s also a great opportunity to engage kids with computer science concepts. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite computing activities that parents, teachers, camp counselors, and more can implement into the day.
July 18, 2019
I’ve attended the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Conference almost every year for the last ten years and was so pleased to see the largest attendance to date at this year’s conference in Phoenix, AZ.
May 24, 2019
The school year is wrapping up, which means that we are finishing out year one as Constellations Fellows. Phew, what a ride it has been. A ride we wouldn’t trade for anything. However, we would be lying if we didn’t say that this first year has been a breeze.