Women of Tech memorialized at Computer History Museum

Looking back, women have played a crucial role in the history of computing. From programming and engineering to marketing, business, and leadership, Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, features some of these remarkable women of tech.

Barbara Stephenson was the first woman engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), a renowned American company in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Ginny Strazisar wrote the first internetworking router software for TCP/IP protocals.

Ada Lovelace, aka Augusta Ada King-Noel the Countess of Lovelace, is best known for her work on the early mechanical general-purpose computer (Wiki).

A programming student at the University of Hawaii in the early 1970's.

A female worker in the Titanic’s radio room.

Fun fact, Betty Crocker is a fictional character (Wiki).

A look at Computer History Museum’s Women and Computer Tour:

If you’re interested in exploring this topic further, there’s a brilliant Women in Technology Project and BizTechNews has an amazing story called “Women Who Invented and Innovated in Tech.”

Life is a draft. I implore you to write it as you go and explore, especially in places like the Computer History Museum, Girls in Tech and Chick Tech Org events.

If you’re in the Silicon Valley area, check out the Computer History Museum for yourself.

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043 region

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