No Love for Lovelace: A Closer Read of Walter Isaacson's Innovators

I'm glad Walter Isaacson is getting such an outpouring of love from reviewers and talk-show hosts for including Ada Lovelace in The Innovators, his new history of the digital revolution.1 Thanks to Isaacson, Lovelace is finally receiving at least a few bytes of the attention she deserves for having written the first… » 10/23/14 2:20pm 10/23/14 2:20pm

Women in Tech Run a Gauntlet of Sexist Bullshit

If you're a woman and you want to launch a tech company, there's a damn good chance you're going to face some moments of abject sexism. » 7/28/14 5:30pm 7/28/14 5:30pm

Lady Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit to Honor Ada Lovelace Day

All the way back in 1842, when humans still spent all their time huddled around in the dark, gnawing on potatoes and reveling in abject confusion (basically), brilliant genius Ada Lovelace penned the world's first computer program. Nowadays, Ada Lovelace is a women-in-STEM hero; annually, we honor her and celebrate… » 10/11/13 12:30pm 10/11/13 12:30pm

In Honor of Ada Lovelace Day, Let's Celebrate Lady Science Writers

The official "Ada Lovelace Day" website suggests honoring the occasion (and Lovelace herself, who many consider to be the world's first computer programmer) by "sharing stories of women — whether engineers, scientists, technologists or mathematicians — who have inspired you to become who you are today." Discover's Ed… » 10/16/12 11:20am 10/16/12 11:20am

Environmental Science

Few women are going into computer science, and it may be because of the stereotype of the masculine, gamer geek. Upon stepping into a "stereotypical" workspace, women are likely to feel discouraged and think "I do not belong here." [EurekAlert] » 12/15/09 9:20am 12/15/09 9:20am