Thursday, October 23, 2014

When Women Stopped Coding

Programmers Betty Jean Jennings (left) and Fran Bilas (right) 
operate ENIAC's main control panel at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.
Great story here on NPR about women's heavy involvement in the early days of computing and how it all changed. The story "When Women Stopped Coding" was by Steve Henn and aired on October 21, 2014.  I have to admit hearing the details of this really makes me very sad. I hope this is changing some now. As a father of a daughter, I hope she knows and is being taught that she can do whatever she wants to!

Graphic from the NPR link above.

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