painting of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Day


For those who think there are only male programmers:

Lets start with a lesson in bias:

  • Bias: expectations derived from experience regularities in the world. Knowing what programmer means, including that most are male.
  • Stereotypes: biases based on regularities we do not wish to persist. Knowing that (most) programmes are male.
  • Prejudice: action on stereotypes. Hiring only male programmers.
Like computers used to be women (before it became machines), the 1st programmer was also a woman: Ada Lovelace.
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4 months ago