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Forgotten women in tech history.

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Women have a rich history in computer technology, yet many of the top tech-savvy females are seemingly forgotten from the history books.

Forgotten women in tech history shares the stories of a few of the most important women in the field of computer science, since its humble beginnings.

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Forgotten women in tech history.

  1. JUST HOW BIG OF A ROLE HAVE WOMEN PLAYED IN SHAPING TECHNOLOGY? You may be surprised. Check out the impressive accomplishments of just a few of the amazing women history forgot. TECH HISTORY FORGOTTEN WOMEN IN PRESENTED BY
  2. HAVING MORE WOMEN IN TECH, AND RECOGNIZING AND CELEBRATING THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT BEGAN OVER A CENTURY AGO AND CONTINUE TODAY, IS VITAL TO PRODUCING A MORE POWERFUL FUTURE.
  3. One way of changing this is CAREFULLY DOCUMENTING THE ROLE WOMEN PLAYED IN THE DAWN OF TECHNOLOGY. In tech, girls don’t code because girls don’t code. Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO
  4. Although the computer wasn’t built until the 21st century, her work earned her the title of the FIRST COMPUTER PROGRAMMER IN HISTORY. Ada LovelaceADA LOVELACE An English mathematician and writer, Ada Lovelace is widely regarded as the founder of scientific computing. In 1843, she published instructions for the world’s first algorithm intended to be processed by a computer.
  5. Grace Hopper was not only one of the first programmers, she was also the first woman to graduate from Yale with a Ph.D. in mathematics, and the first woman to reach the rank of Admiral in the U.S. Navy. In 1951, SHE INVENTED THE FIRST COMPILER, effectively creating the basis of modern computing. GRACE HOPPER
  6. Built for the US Army during World War II, The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the FIRST GENERAL- PURPOSE ELECTRONIC DIGITAL COMPUTER. A group of six women, commonly referred to as “The ENIAC six,” were charged with programming it: Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances “Betty” Snyder Holberton, Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum, and Frances Bilas Spence. JEAN JENNINGS BARTIKAND THE ENIAC SIX
  7. In the 1950s, Erna Hoover developed a computerized telephone switching system that eliminated the danger of overload in processing calls. Her work is said to have revolutionized modern communication, and it earned her one of the first software patents ever awarded to a woman. ERNA HOOVER
  8. In 1969, Neil Armstrong made history when he became the first person to step foot on the moon. What many people don’t know is that ARMSTRONG WOULDN’T HAVE MADE IT TO THE MOON WITHOUT MARGARET HAMILTON. Hamilton invented the software that allowed the computers on Apollo 11 to prioritize important tasks. Without that software, it’s likely that the mission would have failed. Ada LovelaceMARGARET HAMILTON
  9. Known by many as “The Mother of the Internet,” network engineer Radia Perlman helped make ethernet technology a household name. She developed SPANNING TREE PROTOCOLS, which enabled the scalability of network traffic using ethernet. RADIA PERLMAN
  10. SOPHIE WILSON Known as the MOTHER OF THE SMARTPHONE AND TABLET, Wilson developed some of the world’s first commercially successful personal computers and created the original ARM computer processor, which later became one of the most successful IP cores. By 2012, her design was found inside most of the world’s mobile computers and smartphones.
  11. It’s about role models. YOU CAN’T BE WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE. Reshma Saujani Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code
  12. CREATING A FUTURE WHERE WOMEN ARE EQUALLY REPRESENTED IN THE TECH SECTOR STARTS WITH YOU. SHARE THIS PRESENTATION with a tech-savvy female who wants to help us change the world with technology. CHECK OUT OUR OPEN POSITIONS

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