How to be a Superhero

Giving back to the community through contributions, volunteerism, and mentorship

Carrie Mah

Canadian Undergraduate
Computer Science Conference 2015

University of Calgary

Content

Who I am

1

2

Why help others

3

Where to look for opportunities

4

When to contribute

5

What to do to help

Who cares about this girl?

experience

Department

Non-profits

Workshops

School clubs

Programs

Blog posts

Why help others?

So many benefits!

Find

opportunities

Build

network

Improve

skills

Feel

good

Guide

fresh minds

Understand

others

Who knows, you might be the next...

Founder of the Institute of Women & Technology

Anita borg

Built Systers, an online community

U.S. Presidential Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science Eng & Tech

CPSC Ph.D from Courant Institute at NYU

Picture from an infographic  by Stephanie Xavier on New Relic

OR even...

Co-founder and CEO of Code.org

hadi partovi

Strategic advisor to startups (Facebook & Dropbox)

Angel investor of consumer tech, food reform, and social ventures in education & energy

CPSC M.S. from Harvard University

Picture from an article by Lauren Goode on <re/code>

Where to look?

Local

Web

Network

School 

Local

Department

Web

Network

Clubs

Students

Organizations

Non-profits

Meetups

Government

Causes & advocate

Community

Provide resources

Social media

Pro bono

Word of mouth

Online groups

Mailing list

Apply skills

EXAMPLES

Available time

Sharing is caring

You can say "no"

know

your limits

when to help?

What can you do?

Tutorials

Presentations

TEACH

ORGANIZE

CONTRIBUTE

Mentorship

Workshops

Articles

Peers

Clubs

Meetings

Events

Opportunities

Open source

Hackathons

Ideas

Communities

organizations

Contribute

Volunteer

Also, reddit

THANK YOU

How to be a Superhero

By Carrie Mah

How to be a Superhero

Hone your academic and programming skills to give back to the community through contributions, volunteerism, and mentorship.

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