Female Role Models: Gertrude Blanch, a pioneer in algorithm design

Following your dream is never easy and often takes a significant amount of perseverance. Here’s the story of Gertrude Blanch, an incredible woman who achieved her dream and became a member of the clique of influential women that stood at the…

Female Role Models: Ida Rhodes, the woman who defined the notion of “…

Ida Rhodes was a pioneer in computing and was a member of the clique of the most influential women at the heart of computer development (along with Gertrude Blanche and Grace Hopper). Here is her inspiring story: To put things into context: Imagine…

Female Role Models: Grace Hopper, the “Queen of Software”

‘If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it because it’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.’ Grace Hopper This is the story of a woman whose list of achievements is endless. Grace Hopper, or…

Female Role Models: Hedy Lamarr, an actress and the “mother” of modern-day …

This is another woman with an inspirational story, showing that you can multitask and combine “unmixable” stereotypes. To put things into context: Europe is in the middle of an active militarisation, where countries pick sides and you can feel the tension…

Female Role Models: the first programmer in history, Ada Lovelace

For me personally, the biggest discovery was not the fact that the first programmer in history was a woman, but that it was Lord Byron’s daughter, Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. To put things into context: Lord Byron is well…

Computer Girls and Masculinisation of Programming as a Profession

The more I research the subject, the more interesting information I find. The other day I wrote a post about the gender gap in the programming world and today I’d like to go in more details about its history. Software as…

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