Inspiring Women in Technology

The name Grace Hopper probably doesn’t ring a bell, however, her role in technology software and programming is the reason technology is the way it is today.  Grace Hopper stands as one of the most important role models in tech history and most importantly women in history. Her brains and dedication to finding solutions and creating the first manual to one of the early computers including Mark 1. She helped pioneer computer programming and credited the term “computer bug”.  event kiosk for women's event As a woman in the age of WWII made sure her voice was heard and was one of the first people to design one of the first compilers, which translated to a programmer’s instruction guide to computer codes. “If you ask me what accomplishment I’m most proud of, the answer would be all the young people I’ve trained over the years; that’s more important than writing the first compiler.”    She is an inspiration to all men and women, an intelligent graduate from Yale University who made history with her innovative strategies. “They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.” She is considered to be the Queen of software.    Another famous woman in technology is the pioneer and prophet of the computer age herself Ada Lovelace. A mathematician and writer who proposed the Babbage mechanical general-purpose computer. She worked alongside Charles Babbage to create the first analytical engine and her thoughts on coding are the reason coding is the way it is today.   Ada’s work has left her the legacy of being the pioneer of programming with her algorithms, we should all take something away from Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace. Two amazingly talented and inspiring individuals who helped create the technological world we have today.  So let's not wait till next March to celebrate these inspiring women, let's do it every day.