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Timeline of women in computing
- 1842: Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), analyst of Charles Babbage's analytical engine and described as the "first computer programmer"
- 1942: Hedy Lamarr (1913–2000), Hollywood diva and co-inventor of an early form of spread-spectrum broadcasting
- 1943: WREN Colossus operators, during WW2 at Bletchley Park
- 1946: Betty Jennings, Betty Snyder, Fran Bilas, Kay McNulty, Marlyn Wescoff, and Ruth Lichterman, original programmers of the ENIAC
- 1949: Grace Hopper (1906–1992), first programmer for the Mark I Calculator, known as the "Mother of COBOL"
- 1962: Jean E. Sammet (1928-), mathematician and computer scientist; developed FORMAC programming language. Was the first to write extensively about history and categorisation of programming languages (1969).
- 1965: Mary Allen Wilkes computer programmer; First person to use a computer in a private home and the first developer of an operating system (LAP) for the first minicomputer (LINC)
- 1968: Barbara H. Liskov (1939-), first American female Doctorate of Computer Science (1968)
- 1972: Karen Spärck Jones (1935–2007), pioneer of information retrieval and natural language processing
- 1983: Adele Goldberg (1945-), one of the designers and developers of the Smalltalk language
- 1984: Roberta Williams (1953-), pioneering work in graphical adventure games for personal computers, particularly the King's Quest series.
- 1984: Susan Kare (1954-), created the icons and many of the interface elements for the original Apple Macintosh in the 1980s, was an original employee of NeXT, working as the Creative Director.
- 1985: Radia Perlman (1951-), invented the Spanning Tree Protocol. Has done extensive and innovative research, particularly on encryption and networking. USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award 2007, among numerous others.
- 1985: Irma Wyman (~1927-), first Honeywell CIO
- 1986: Hannah Smith "Girlie tipster" for CRASH (magazine)
- 1988: Eva Tardos (1957-), recipient of the Fulkerson Prize for her research on design and analysis of algorithms
- 1993: Shafi Goldwasser (1958-), theoretical computer scientist, two-time recipient of the Gödel Prize for research on complexity theory, cryptography and computational number theory, and the invention of zero-knowledge proofs
- 1993: Barbara Liskov together with Jeannette Wing develops the Liskov substitution principle
- 1994: Sally Floyd (~1953-), most renowned for her work on Transmission Control Protocol
- 1996: Xiaoyuan Tu (1967-), first female recipient of the ACM's Doctoral Dissertation Award.
- 1997: Anita Borg (1949–2003), the founding director of the Institute for Women and Technology (IWT)
- 2004: Jeri Ellsworth (1974-), self-taught computer chip designer and creator of the C64 Direct-to-TV
- 2005: Mary Lou Jepsen (1965-), Founder and chief technology officer of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
- 2006: Frances E. Allen (1932-), first female recipient of the ACM's Turing Award
Organizations for women in computing
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Committee on Women
- Association for Women in Computing
- AWISE - Australian Women in IT and Science entity
- APC WNSP - Association for Progressive Communications, Women's Networking Support Programme
- BCSWomen, a women-only Specialist Group of the British Computer Society
- Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing research
- Debian Women
- IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)
- Feminist Approach to Technology
- LinuxChix, a women-oriented community in the open source movement
- DevChix, group for female developers/programmers
- National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), USA
- Girl Geek Dinners - an International group for women of all ages
- J. Fuegi and J. Francis, "Lovelace & Babbage and the creation of the 1843 'notes'." Annals of the History of Computing 25 #4 (Oct-Dec 2003): 18-26. Digital Object Identifier
- Artificial Animals for Computer Animation: Biomechanics, Locomotion, Perception, and Behavior by Xiaoyuan Tu.
- Invisible Women of Science and Technology By Susmita Barua
- The Book List: Computer Science Books by Women Computer Scientists compiled by Susan Landau
- Homeward Bound By Linda Hirshman
- IBM EX.I.T.E Camp
- Galpin, Vashti (2002). "Women in computing around the world". ACM SIGCSE Bulletin. 34 (2): 94––100. doi:10.1145/543812.543839.
Women in Information Technology
- Doing "IT" Around the World - Aug 11th, profiled the lives and technology loves of 36 women across the globe, discovering what they do, how they contribute to our world and their shared passion for Innovation Technology.
- Doing "IT" Around the World Albums - See women from all over the world in the IT field in this global album presentation brought to you by: "Thoughtware Australia"