Women In Tech
Join us on a journey through time to see the tremendous impact women have made in the technology world...
Ada Lovelace was born on December 10 1815 and she passed away on November 27 1852. She is considered to be the first ever computer programmer! She is also well-known as the daughter of Lord Byron, a famous poet.
Grace Hopper was born on December 9 1906, and she passed away on Died January 1 1992. Grace Hopper was a computer scientist. She was fascinated by machines and began by taking apart alarm clocks to see how they work when she was very young. Grace studied maths and physics and went on to receive both a master’s degree and a PhD in mathematics at Yale University. She was one of the first women to receive a PhD!
Katherine Johnson was born in 1918. She work at NASA until 1986, combining her math talent with electronic computer skills. Her calculations were very important to the success of the Apollo Moon landing program and the start of the Space Shuttle program, since they led to the first steps of the country's journey into space.
For Mary Jackson, her love of science and her commitment to improving the lives of others around her were her highest priorities. Mary completed the courses, which were graduate-level maths and physics courses, earning a promotion, and eventually, in 1958, she became NASA’s first black female engineer!
Margaret Hamilton is an American computer scientist, who is most well-known for leading the team which programmed the computer code for the command and lunar modules used on Apollo missions to the Moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when she was only in her early 30s. She basically helped land a spacecraft on the Moon!
Carol Shaw is said to be the first female professional video game designer. While at high school, she first used a computer, and enjoyed playing text-based games and was excellent at Maths. Carol was then employed by Atari, Inc., an American video game developer company, to program games for one of their consoles. Carol was responsible for the trickier programming tasks for Atari.
Jade Raymond is a Canadian video game producer and is executive in charge of Stadia Games and Entertainment. She graduated from St. George’s School of Montreal, and later from Marianopolis College. Her first job was as a programmer at Sony, and later at Electronic Arts, where she helped work on the Sims Online, as well as working on Assasin’s Creed later in her career at Ubisoft Montreal.