Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 20:32 UTC
General Development A beautiful story about Gwen Barzay, a black woman who broke both racial and gender barriers to become an early computer programmer. "Today she is retired, and like most retirees, she asks her son to help her with computers. She likes her Mac and runs a small business buying and selling books on line. What does she have to say about the difficulties she faced breaking into a male-dominated industry? 'I had it easy. The computer didn't care that I was a woman or that I was black. Most women had it much harder.'" The computer didn't care. Beautifully put.
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Great story!
by ngaio on Fri 30th Mar 2012 01:51 UTC
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I really liked this story - thanks for sharing it.

In 1993 I was very fortunate to be able to take a computer science class on compiler design with the distinguished professor Susan L. Graham. As far as I can recall, she was one of the earliest female faculty members at UC Berkeley. Her star shone brightly.

Edited 2012-03-30 01:52 UTC

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