Computer science is about using technology to solve complex problems in the world in which we live. Many of the problems that are solved are solved by a non-diverse group of people who have the skills to create technology-driven solutions.
As computer science teachers, it is important for us to not just know about ourselves but to also learn about the students in our classrooms. Identity markers can help us be able to connect with ourselves and also be more empathic toward CS students.
The CAPE Framework, developed by Carol L. Fletcher and Jayce R. Warner out of TACC at UT Austin through the Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), is an incredibly helpful tool for assessing entire computer science education ecosystems.