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The Secret History of Women in Coding
"If biology limited women’s ability to code, then the ratio of women to men in programming ought to be similar in other countries. It isn’t"
april 2019
The Secret History of Women in Coding
"Cate Huston, a software engineer at Google from 2011 to 2014, heard it from colleagues there when they pondered why such a low percentage of the company’s programmers were women. Peers would argue that Google hired only the best — that if women weren’t being hired, it was because they didn’t have enough innate logic or grit, she recalls."
april 2019
The Secret History of Women in Coding
"Later, she advised the team that created the Cobol language, which became widely used by corporations. Another programmer from the team, Jean E. Sammet, continued to be influential in the language’s development for decades. Fran Allen was so expert in optimizing Fortran, a popular language for performing scientific calculations, that she became the first female IBM fellow"
april 2019
The Secret History of Women in Coding
"The pioneering programmer Grace Hopper is frequently credited with creating the first “compiler,”"
april 2019
The Secret History of Women in Coding
"Betty Snyder realized that if you wanted to debug a program that wasn’t running correctly, it would help to have a “break point,” a moment when you could stop a program midway through its run. To this day, break points are a key part of the debugging process."
april 2019
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