Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates women in tech! A good time to remember a couple of the intellectual women that RP has covered:

Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee: aviatrix, nuclear physicist, and overachiever

Parisa Tabriz

Parisa Tabriz

Parisa Tabriz: Google’s security expert

Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton: developed on-board software for the Apollo missions, coined the term “software engineer”

Same Steve Shirley

Dame Steve Shirley

Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley: went by a man’s name to build out a massively successful software company; 297 of her first 300 employees were women

Annie Jean Easley

Annie Jean Easley

Annie Jean Easley: Boundary-smashing engineer, mathematician, and NASA rocket scientist

Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper: Invented the compiler.

Mary Sherman Morgan

Mary Sherman Morgan

Mary Sherman Morgan: Helped the US win the space race by inventing a new kind of rocket fuel

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

.Katherine Johnson: One of NASA’s early human computers, and subject of the upcoming Hidden Figures movie (where she’s played by Taraji P. Henson!)

And it’s worth mentioning that the world’s first programmer, Ada Lovelace herself, is in the RP book. :)

2 Responses to “Happy Ada Lovelace Day!”

  1. Mechele Henderson

    Oh, let’s not forget about Hedy Lamarr!