This year, to celebrate National Women’s Day, InMotion Hosting is recognizing some of the many women that have made significant contributions to the field of technology. These women are to thank for many advancements that we still benefit from on a day to day basis.
Our first notable mention is Ada Lovelace. Ada is credited as the first computer programmer because her work creating the first published algorithm tailored for implementation on a computer. Her foresight, inventiveness, and intelligence, led her to establish the first description of a computer and software in the mid-1800s. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to see the fruits of her labor. Her work wouldn’t be fully utilized for more than a century after her death but her legacy lives on.
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Another great woman in tech is Elizabeth Feinler. Elizabeth led a group at the Stanford Research Institute and developed the modern-day Domain Name System of every domain name on the internet in 1972. Elizabeth and her team also created the domain naming scheme of .com, .edu, .gov, .mil, .org and .net that we still use today.
Picture above from: https://www.internethalloffame.org/inductees/elizabeth-feinler
As computers were becoming more prevalent, Susan Kare identified a need to improve the user experience. Susan thought users should have easily identifiable symbols to help them navigate the emerging online world. She created a set of icons still widely recognized by people from the tech-savvy to novice users. She also created a variety of fonts for those who needed to spell it out.
Picture above from: https://kare.com/apple-icons/
Learn more about some of the many amazing women in STEM on Mashable’s article here. If you’re interested in joining our team and creating your legacy, you can see our open positions on our employment page here.