Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, The Venue

Great Unsung Women of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, and The Future Makers

Great Unsung Women of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, and The Future Makers

  • Kathy Kleiman, Jon Palfreman and Kate McMahon
  • 48 minutes
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, The Venue
Sponsored by The Retired Women Teachers of Peterborough; TRACKS Youth Program; Trent Oxfam; Women’s Events Committee; YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Grand Jury Award Best Short Documentary, United Nations Association Film Festival 2016

From 1946 to tomorrow – women programmers revolutionizing internet technology

A series of three remarkable documentary films featuring women who revolutionized computing and internet technology. Among them are the inventors of Java and Flash; a young MIT PhD who is responsible for our ability to interact with our devices using hand gestures; and the six women responsible for a secret WWII project to build the world’s first programmable computer.These films demonstrate that, despite their small share of the market, women play a pivotal role in how we use technology today