Best way to close out Women’s History Month? Let’s make this set featuring Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Betty Holberton, Jean Jennings Bartik, Gladys West and Annie Easley happen! Cheers to 20tauri! via LEGO:
Women have made vital contributions to the field of computing. Many women served as programmers at the dawn of the computing age, and a number of key pioneers developed highly influential innovations to support the emergence of computing as a dominant technology. Yet such trailblazers are often unknown or under-appreciated.
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