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IT Girls
IT Girls

IT Girls

Pioneer Women in Computing

COMPUTERS

288 Pages, 6.14 x 9.21

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $36.99 (US $36.99) (CA $49.99)

Publication Date: December 2023

ISBN 9781398112292

Rights: US & CA

Amberley Publishing (Dec 2023)

Price: $36.99
 
 

Overview

A celebration of the women who furthered computer technology, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Women have played a vital role in the development of computing, although at times their participation has gone unrecognized. Their scholarly inventiveness and discoveries have provided a rich tapestry to add to the evolution of computer science in the world. It is important that these women be viewed through the lens of their time, placing their achievements in context throughout the past few centuries.

These significant contributions by women date from the earliest times and this book brings together the stories of those who have left their mark, despite the significant hurdles they have faced. There are numerous tales of remarkable women in computing and their incredible achievements serve as an encouragement to others who have a yearning to follow in their footsteps.

Although there are many women who deserve recognition in this way, including the much vaunted Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr and Grace Hopper, there are others whose talent is undoubted although they have not received the plaudits they deserve. This book outlines the lives and work of talented women from different eras and countries.

This book, inspired by the success of the author's book Women of Science, will provide a valuable reference tool and starting point for those who wish to further expand their knowledge of these women who played such a vital role in the development of computers that have changed the way we live.

Reviews

This volume will provide a valuable reference tool and starting point for those who wish to further expand their knowledge of these women who played such a vital role in the development of computers that have changed the way we live.', All About History Magazine, December 2023    

In his latest book he covers the vital role that women have played in the history of computing and, as author of 30 books, one of his other titles is Women of Science.', Family Tree Magazine, March 2024
 

Author Biography

John S. Croucher is a Professor of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney. He has published over 130 research papers and 30 books, and for 8 years was a television presenter on football. John holds 4 PhDs and in 2013 won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year. A fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Australian Mathematical Society, in 2015 John was made a Member of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to mathematical science in the field of statistics, as an academic, author and mentor and to professional organizations.