March 24th was the international day for blogging about women in technology. Thousands of people have posted a story about one woman in computing who they admire. Here we go! I thought about posting, but never thought that someone will post about me!
My friend and colleague Anne has thought about me, when thinking of her Ada. So amazing and encouraging, indeed! I did not think that I could inspire someone in this. I do not even consider myself as a woman in computing...
Today is the day. I signed a pledge, together with almost 2000 other people, that on the 24th of March (today), will post a story about a woman geek I admire. I have a big choice of women to post about, which makes my task rather difficult, but tonight I will do it.
Celebrating the achivements of women in computing is a great initiative, and creates more visibility on the web and within communities about women who have contributed to innovation in computer science.
Following the next Debian-Women sexist discussion, related to the importance of women in computer science, Michael Norwick pasted a list of remarkable women in computer science. I knew many of them, but I liked to have them together. Thanks Michael!