May 31st 2019

A Computer of One's Own

In this art project we tried to highlight some of the women pioneers of the computing age. From Ada Lovelace to Margaret Hamilton, from Elizabeth Holberton to Sophie Wilson, we showcase the lives of the women that invited compilers, assembly languages, graphic adventure games, or changed distributed systems research forever.

In this talk we wanted to share with you the behind the scenes of this art project, from motivation, to how each portrait was created. We’ll also share some hurdles we found along the way, related to scarce or spurious information we found online.

Part of the international CSSconf family

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