Today, computer programming is expected to be male dominated,(I have no offences). Males that are anti-social, nerdy geeks who spent major part of their lives programming, geeking, hacking, tricking etc, etc…Women are considered as outsiders by computer programming world. Long time back, computer programming was women’s field.
Ada Lovelace Who was she? She was the first computer programmer, known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine.
Hedy Lamarr An Austrian actress and a computer girl. This international beauty icon, along with co-inventor George Anthiel, developed a “Secret Communications System” the so called today’s Wifi Bluetooth to help combat the Nazis in World War II.
Top Secret Rosies A group of female mathematicians helped win World War II and usher in the modern computer age. know more
Grace Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She wrote the first compiler for a computer programming language, that is taught computers to talk. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL.
Respect to all these ladies, who took the initiative of changing world during the bad times of World War. Though, they got little recognition, they have built the foundation and entirely changed what “Communication” can mean to a human being. Their stories are truly inspiring and have made our planet a better place to live in.