Women’s History Month: Sister Mary Kenneth Keller

Women’s History Month: Sister Mary Kenneth Keller

Sister Mary Kenneth Keller was an American nun, educator and pioneer in computer science. She was involved in the development of the BASIC computer programming language and was the first American woman to earn a PhD in computer science. Keller entered the Sisters of...
Women’s History Month: Karen Spärck Jones

Women’s History Month: Karen Spärck Jones

Karen Spӓrck Jones was a British computer scientist who specialised in natural language processing and information retrieval. Her work on information retrieval is still used today and provides the foundation for how search engines supply us with relevant information....
Women’s History Month: Joan Ball

Women’s History Month: Joan Ball

Joan Ball was an online dating pioneer who created the first computer dating service in 1964. Although the credit often goes to Harvard’s ‘Operation Match’ service, Ball’s matching service was operational and in use a whole year before ‘Operation Match’ started...
Giving International Women’s Day a Miss This Year

Giving International Women’s Day a Miss This Year

Over the past 10 years or so I’ve spent 3 International Women’s Days at the United Nations in New York City – showing off I know! I’ve attended events in Canberra and when in my home town of Sydney, been nominated for awards – for basically just doing my...
Women’s History Month: Grace Hopper

Women’s History Month: Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper was an American mathematician, computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral who is sometimes referred to as ‘Amazing Grace’ because of the breadth of her achievements. Hopper was a pioneer in developing computer technology. Grace Hopper started...