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…

The Gender Gap in Computer Programming

Typically, when you hear someone being described as a “programmer”, you imagine an antisocial guy, who stays up all night and barely leaves his house (only when his supplies of red bull run out). I find it almost strange that people…

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