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Jul 07, 2015
2. These women paved the way for female nerds everywhere!
3. ADA LOVELACE
This foxy mathematician was the first computer programmer.
She wrote the language for Charles Babbages analytical engine.
Ada is referred to as the prophet of the computer age. She believed computers could be used for more than just math. Blah
4. Admiral Grace Hopper
Grace was an extremely important figure in the 1940s when it came to computers.
Referred to as Grandma COBOL ,she pioneered the development of a universal programming language.
Admiral Hoppers influence was so substantial that the US Department of Defense named a Warship after her in 1980.
In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
5. THE ENIAC PROJECT
ENIAC was programmed by six women known as Rosies: Betty Snyder Holberton, Jean Jennings Bartik, Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum and Frances Bilas.
6. Jean Sammet
This brainy babe joined the IBM company in 1961
Published PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: History and Fundamentals in 1969
American computer scientist also known as the developer of the FORMAC (FORmula MAnipulation Compiler) programming language
Received many awards including: an Augusta Ada Lovelace Award by the Association of Women in Computing in 1989, and a Computer Pioneer Award by the IEEE Computer Society in 2009.
Roberta Williams was one of the first female videogame designers.
Her work includes a series of graphic-text adventure games including Mystery House (1980), many releases of King's Quest (1984-92), horror game Phantasmagoria, and Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!.
She founded the game company Sierra with her husband Ken Williams. Roberta posed for the box cover of an early pornographic game for the Apple II called Softporn.
8. The Queen of Retro Mac Design
Creator of the original Macintosh icons
This lady even drew the very first New York, Geneva and Chicago fonts, the control panel, and best of all, the game Solitaire, all for the very first Mac
9. Nerd Girls of the World Unite
There are several organizations dedicated to the enrichment of females in the computer field
10. Feminist mix with a tech fix
The Womens Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) is both a programme within APC and a network of women throughout the world committed to using technology for womens empowerment. We promote gender equality in the design, implementation, access and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate them.
11.The British Computer Society (Womens Group) is a specialized group that provides networking opportunities for all BCS professional women working in IT around the world. The Groups main objective is to provide support for female IT professionals, as well as mentoring and encouraging girls/women to enter IT as a career
12. The Girl Geek Dinners
Founded in 2005 when one girl found frustration in being the only female attending technical events. She set out to gain acceptance for all geeks regardless of gender or age. Girl Geeks mission is to break down old fashioned social stereotypes, break barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology, encourage and nurture those interested in technology, work with women in school to introduce them to technical careers, support all forms of the industry, and include EVERYONE in the journey, not just women, but men and children as well.
13. Many women have impacted the developments of the computer science field. The work of these pioneers helped paved the way of todays womens role in modern technology. There are more opportunities and careers for females now than there ever was and there are many intelligent ladies to look up to.
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