Computer bug: it all started with an actual insect

The term “computer bug” is very common, but have you thought about the history behind it? As it turns out, there was an actual insect involved! I have mentioned this story briefly in my post about Grace Hopper, an incredible woman who has revolutionised…

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 programming world and today I’d like to go in more details about its history. Software as a…


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