Women have been programming computers for a long time... a number of them started as people who did ballistics computations in WWII. Then some men built a machine to do computations, but someone had to teach it how to do them -- the women who were already doing the computations. They programmed the machine for the military, they debugged it, they made it to do complex math faster than could be done by hand.
And then they showed the brass how it worked.
But none of the women programmers was invited to the celebratory dinner that followed. Later, the heard they were thought of as... models, placed there to show off the machine.
Read about these interesting women here:http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innova ... l?hpt=Sbin
It's interesting how quickly this information gets lost. We hear about Ada Lovelace (the first programmer ever) but when we never hear that the first programmers of a modern computer were women. I hope there are teachers who can use the documentary and the teachers' guides in their curriculum!
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