[vcf-midatlantic] Females in computing list: VCF East 2022

Brian L. Stuart blstuart at bellsouth.net
Wed Jan 12 15:59:09 UTC 2022

Good point, Bill, and it brings to mind Kathy Kleiman who
 has done a great deal of research on the group of women
who became the first programmers of the ENIAC.  She
conducted interviews with them while they were still living
and she has produced a short-form documentary film
about them.  While I wouldn't want to speak for her, I'm
pretty sure she'd be happy to give a talk and a screening
of the film.


On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 01:02:28 PM UTC, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote: 

*Living* pioneers of computing.who would  draw a reasonable crowd as a
keynote speaker?  Not so easy.  Picking a high level manager at a software
company who happens to be a woman is not going to be on the same level as
past keynote speakers and it kind of looks like you're more trying to fill
the slot with someone who checks the box "woman" before you realized the
obvious problem.of your category choice.

Consider finding an expert on the history of women in computing, regardless
of their demographic characteristics, who can give a good informative talk
on the subject of "women in computing".  A good speaker who knows the
subject.  This way you can *cover them all* with >respect<.  Find an author
of a good book on the subject.  Find a historian.

Having this discussuon like this on an open forum?  Wouldnt you want to
keep this kind of debate within management until you finalized your plans?

Former.v.p. vcfed

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022, 5:34 AM Mark Whittington via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Margaret Hamilton
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 5:24 AM skogkatt007--- via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >  Grace Hopper, Gina Smith.
> >
> >
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