Breaking The Silence: Gender Discrimination In The Tech Industry

Dec 7, 2017 3:28:13 PM / by Sterling posted in tech industry, unequal pay, venture capital, web development, women in technology, Blog, ellen pao, gender inequality, gender inequality in tech, Latest Post, LaunchPartner, sexual harassment


In 1843, Ada Lovelace published a translation of an article on the Analytical Engine, to which she added extensive notes which described how codes could be created for the device to handle letters and symbols along with numbers. She also theorized a method for the engine to repeat a series of instructions, a process known as looping that computer programs use today. She introduced many computer concepts a century before the development of the modern computer, and though her article got little attention while she was alive, Ada Lovelace is now considered to be the first computer programmer. That’s right, the first programmer was a woman!

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