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Woman Is the World's First Computer Programmer


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#1 SvetaBondarenko

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:45 AM

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This week, on 10th December, we celebrate the 197th birth anniversary of Ada Lovelace, often considered as the world's first computer programmer. Ada became famous not only as a daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron but also as an outstanding 19th century mathematician. Her works on analytical engine are recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine.
Women always played a crucial role in the computer science evolution, but unfortunately, they are considered to be not so good at programming and engineering as men. Even though the fair ** makes up a growing portion of computer and Internet users, there is still a large gender gap in the field of Computer Science

But all is not lost! According to the study women's enrollment in the computer science raised from 7 percent in 1995 to 42 percent in 2000. And it is still increasing. Soon women will take a well-deserved position among the world's top computer programmers. After all, a number of notable female computer pioneers such as Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and Anita Borg have proven that women make great computer scientists.
But will women make great contributions to the modern technologies industry? Or successful and famous female computer programmer is just a pipe dream?
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#2 BlackRabbit

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

Happy anniversary to Ada Lovelace.
I don't think one gender is naturally better than the other for programing. Everybody with will to learn and some brains can do good as coder.
However i notice girls, usually, in my country at least, are less enthusiastic about programing, and coding is a matter of enthusiasm.
I've seen plenty of lame male coders, and a small bunch of good ones. so good male coder are also difficult to find. I mean, for real, one thing is a guy who can do some good code. and another thing is one who is the real deal.
I interviewed a lot of hot-shots who couldn't stand their rep when up against real deal problems, i am talking 24/7 massive services which needed to be rock solid and flexible.

Female coders are just a smaller display, it's logical that in the big numbers you get more great male coders than female, but it's not about gender, it's about how many are determined and enthusiastic in following the coding career.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

How..Did,,I..Miss..This,,Thread?
Happy belated birthday, Ada Lovelace!
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

How..Did,,I..Miss..This,,Thread?
Happy belated birthday, Ada Lovelace!


Happy anniversary Ada Lovelace, I used to learn this at school, but I must have missed that date >.<'
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

Nice ... didn't know that ... good to know :)
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

and her great grand daughter, Linda :D
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