International Girls in ICT Day.
The world of information technology is filled with inventors, developers, researchers, and most of them are men.
But many discoveries would have been impossible without the participation of women, because they influenced the development of the IT field.
1. Ada Lovelace is known as the world's first programmer. In 1842, Ada wrote the first-ever algorithm for Babbage's Big Difference Engine, which is considered the very first computer on Earth. She also introduced concepts such as “work cell” and “cycle”.
2. Karen Spark Jones taught computers to understand human language. Karen developed search and display technologies that allowed users to interact with computers using ordinary words instead of equations and codes. Its technology has become the backbone of search engines like Google.
3. Grace Hopper - American scientist and Commodore of the US Navy. Grace promoted the concept of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the creation of COBOL (one of the first high-level programming languages). If it were not for the merits of Grace, the current programming would look very different.