Great piece on the best women, Nerd Women. These are the ladies that contributed to history and society that may have fallen by the wayside in your studies of them. Take a look!
In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to do an article about the nerdy women in history who paved the way for our current crop of glamorous geeks! I discovered (to my joy) that there are a TON of ladies to choose from. Though they may not have ever received the recognition their male counterparts did, they are proof that women nerds have been here the entire time.
So check out these ladies who were nerds before it was “in.”
Patron nerd of hacker heroes and math mavens
Augusta Ada King (bordn Augusta Ada Byron), Countess of Lovelace, was born in 1815 and died in 1852. She was not only the single legitimate child of Lord Byron, but also a mathematician and a writer. She has the distinction of writing the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine, from notes she wrote for Charles Babbage’s…
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