Tag: Pioneers in Tech

Pioneers in Tech: Radia Perlman and the Spanning Tree Algorithm

Pioneers in Tech: Radia Perlman and the Spanning Tree Algorithm

You may not have heard of the “Spanning Tree Algorithm,” but it’s the backbone of the Ethernet technology we enjoy and rely upon today. The algorithm, also known as the “Spanning Tree Protocol” or STP, was the brainchild of Radia...

/ September 11, 2020 / 1 Comment
Pioneers in Tech: Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood’s Golden Age Inventor

Pioneers in Tech: Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood’s Golden Age Inventor

Even if you’re not an old movie buff, the name Hedy Lamarr likely conjures images of glamorous red carpets, camera flashes, and the Hollywood sign. After all, Lamarr captivated audiences of the 1930s and 1940s with her beauty—even serving as...

/ August 14, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: Katherine Johnson, no longer a hidden figure

Pioneers in Tech: Katherine Johnson, no longer a hidden figure

The movie “Hidden Figures” introduced the masses to Katherine Johnson, but it only scratched the surface of this fascinating and influential woman’s life. Played by Taraji P. Henson in the 2016 film, Johnson broke barriers throughout her life and played...

/ July 10, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: Ada Lovelace and the analytical engine

Pioneers in Tech: Ada Lovelace and the analytical engine

Many tech pioneers have a similar dossier: male, came of age in the late 1970s, dropped out of college, made millions building computers in their garage/dorm room/basement. Then, there’s Ada Lovelace: an 1800s female with a backstory suitable for a...

/ June 12, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: Grace Murray Hopper, the “Mother of Computing”

Pioneers in Tech: Grace Murray Hopper, the “Mother of Computing”

As you celebrate the moms in your life this weekend, raise a glass to Grace Murray Hopper, also known as the “Mother of Computing,” the “Mother of COBOL” or simply “Amazing Grace.” And amazing she was. This technology trailblazer advocated...

/ May 7, 2020 / 1 Comment