Brazilian professor inspires students to participate in the International Women’s Hackathon 2014

In her desire to increase the number of women in computer science programs, professor Rosiane de Freitas made sure the Institute of Computing of the Federal University of Amazonas (ICOMP/UFAM) was the first Brazilian university to take part in last year’s inaugural International Women’s Hackathon, mentoring a group of girls who participated in the event. This year, de Freitas has inspired other female students to participate in the International Women’s Hackathon 2014.

After earning her Ph.D. in systems engineering and computing from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, de Freitas joined UFAM, where she teaches and conducts research in combinatorial optimization and graph theory.

To help her students understand the possibilities and opportunities of technology, de Freitas leads both the Amazon State Informatics Olympics and Programming Marathon. Head over to the Microsoft Research Connections Blog to read more about de Freitas, including a firsthand account of her efforts.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff