Jade Raymond

If you are a fan of the first Assassin’s Creed game or played the SIMS online, you have programmer and producer Jade Raymond to thank.

Kimberly Bryant

While African-American, Latina, and Native American women are considered prolific users of technology only around 3 percent of high-tech jobs are filled by African-American women. Kimberly Bryant wants to move this group from being seen as simply consumers of technology to being its creators.

Annie Easley

From a young age, Annie Easley’s mother had told her that she could be anything she wanted, but she would have to work for it. She became a human computer and then computer programmer.

Carol Shaw

Carol Shaw pursued a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Computers at the University of California, Berkeley. She then earned a master’s degree in computer science. This was unprecedented in the 1970s, Shaw said she ignored implicit gender barriers and pursued what came to her naturally.

Grace Hopper

It was while Grace Hopper was working on the Mark II that a popular story about a moth shorting out a relay and Hopper making a comment about this “computer bug” started being circulated, and the moth can actually be found attached to the research log book.

Elisabeth George

If you’ve ever wondered how all of a hospital’s technology is used together to create a holistic picture that can be accessed by doctors, all while being HIPAA compliant, then look no further than people like Elisabeth George.

Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s first digital minister, after spending 20 years as a consultant she now uses her technology expertise to create a more transparent government.

Jordyn Castor

Jordyn Castor was born blind but always encouraged to challenge expectations and as a software engineer at Apple she is helping to make computer programming accessible to the next generation of blind coders telling them, “blindness does not define you, it’s part of who you are as a person but it does not define you or what you can do in life.”

Chieko Asakawa

According to Dr. Chieko Asakawa, history has shown that accessibility ignites innovation and can make the world better for all of us. She is working on cognitive assistance programs that can improve the lives of almost everyone in some way.

Ada Lovelace

Today we’re celebrating Ada Lovelace Day by introducing you to the Countess of Lovelace and the woman who may have been the first computer programmer.

Kim Swift

On October 9th, 2007 gamers were introduced to a test subject named Chell and the sardonic robot GLaDOS. The puzzle game Portal was a surprise hit, and it’s development was led by game designer Kim Swift. Cake will be available at the conclusion of this podcast.

Sunita Satyapal

Joining the United States Department of Energy in 2003 Dr. Sunita Satyapal worked in the Fuel Cells Technology Program and was promoted to Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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