Dev Divas: History's Heroines of Computing
Vesna Vuynovich Kovach (17.Mar.2017 at 14:00, 50 min)
Talk at Midwest PHP 2017 (English - US)
If you aim for code that's SOLID, rather than SOID, thank Barbara Liskov and Jeannette Wing. Call yourself a "software engineer"? Thank NASA supercoder Margaret Hamilton, who invented the term that once drew chuckles. Ada Lovelace in the 19th century wrote the first computer algorithm and foresaw the potential of symbol-and-rule-based computation. Yet she's often dismissed as a math klutz, the well-meaning but incompetent muse of inventor Charles Babbage.
These aren't the only women who shaped today's tech-centric world. Throughout the history of computing, women have played pivotal roles. Meet some of the women who shaped the world of tech, and learn their stories. Find out what the landscape looks like today for women in tech, and learn how you can contribute to a brighter future for all.
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