International Women’s Day

While Charles Babbage is regarded as the inventor of the computer, we all know hardware is useless without software. Ada Lovelace saw the potential in the mechanical device and is regarded as the first programmer.

Grace Hopper was a pioneer in the 20th century in several areas related to computers and programming as well as one of the few female Rear Admirals in the Navy. I feel fortunate I learned about her in my early 20’s while she was still alive and continuing to break barriers.

A search of “pioneering women in technology” brings up plenty of articles on these women. One such article is “13 Famous Women Who Changed Tech History Forever.”

To learn about other pioneering women, both current and past, head on over to PioneeringWomen.org.

Tricia Santos

After 18 years of providing computer consulting, training and speaking, I fell into a "real" job (managing a dental specialist practice). So, I gave up my business in 2007. However, I left my websites up (although stagnant) since I never gave up hope of some day getting back into training and writing. I recently decided it was time to do something with them and realized I have a lot of really good stuff here. And, most of it is actually still relevant. I guess it's time for me to get back into writing.

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