Henry Morgan I’m not sure how old you are, but you are a pure example for the “boys tech club” Sarah is talking about. You should google a bit and get the facts right, most foundations for today’s programing languages were invented by women, the black box in those airplanes you take on vacation & business trips were invented by woman the first ever algorithm to be processed by machine was invented by, wanna guess…. that’s right a woman!!!
but don’t take my word for it (as I’m a woman) google and read its good for you. But in order to help you and give you a jump start I’ve gathered few examples and hope you’ll be smart enough to read through them and understand that all that cool tech you’re using exist thanks to woman (same as you BTW you exist thanks to your mom who is a woman)
Ada Lovelace is considered to be the founder of scientific computing and the first computer programmer. Her algorithm — which history has come to know as the first one designed for a machine to carry out — was intended to be used for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, which Lovelace would sadly not see built during her lifetime
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was at the forefront of computer and programming language development from the 1930s through the 1980s. One of the crowning achievements of her 44-year career was the development of computer languages written in English, rather than mathematical notation — most notably, the common business computing language known as COBOL,
As part of a secret World War Two project, six young women(Marlyn Meltzer, Betty Holberton, Kathleen Antonelli, Ruth Teitelbaum, Jean Bartik, and Frances Spence) programmed the first all-electronic programmable computer. When the project was eventually introduced to the public in 1946, the women were never introduced or credited for their hard work — both because computer science was not well understood as an emerging field, and because the public’s focus was on the machine itself. Since then, the ENIAC Programmers Project has worked hard to preserve and tell the stories of these six women.
Adele Goldberg was one of the seven programmers that developed Smalltalk in 1970’s, one of the first object-oriented programming languages, the base of current Graphic User Interface, that has its roots in 1968’s. Smalltalk was later used by Apple to launch Apple Lisa in 1983, the first personal computer with GUI, and one year later its Macintosh
Roberta Williams — adventure game series “King’s Quest,” which went all the way to an eighth sequel, Roberta Williams was a pioneer and visionary in creating and popularizing this niche of PC games. Sierra On-Line was the name of company (later known as Sierra Entertainment)
Radia Perlman — Her Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) made it possible to build massive networks using Ethernet by creating a mesh network of layer-2 bridges and then disabling the links that aren’t part of that tree.
This networking innovation had a significant impact on network switches, which has led some to call Perlman the Mother of the Internet — a title that she eschews.
Dr. Erna Hoover. While working at Bell Laboratories, she invented a telephony switching computer program that kept phones functioning under stressful loads. Her 1971 patent for this technology was among one of the first software patents ever issued. Even more impressive: She worked on her idea while still in the hospital following the birth of her second daughter.
Barbara Liskov has several notable achievements under her belt, including the invention of CLU, a programming language that helped lay the foundation for object-oriented programming; Argus, a programming language, largely an extension of CLU, that supports distributed programs; and Thor, an object-oriented database system.