Women in Tech: “We must pay attention to intersectional challenges”
Today’s Woman in Tech: Pernille Bjørn, professor & Head of Department for Research at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Pernille Bjørn is Full professor & Head of Department for Research at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (DIKU).
In 2016, Bjørn initiated a research initiative (Femtech.dk) aimed at changing the gender diversity in computing education and profession by utilizing Makerspace Methodologies.
She is the co-founder of Atari Women (atariwomen.org), which has been displayed at Emerald City ComicCon2019 and at the Living Computers Museum in Seattle 2019.
When did you become interested in technology?
Before starting my university degree, I worked at a small distribution company, where my boss made his own IT systems supporting storage, orders, and packaging. While working there he trained me to take over the technical development of these systems and I learned to build, structure, and implement databases. This was approximately in 1993.
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