I want this on my wall.
Ada Lovelace- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace
“ was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often considered the world’s first computer programmer.”
“ She also developed a vision on the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching while others, including Babbage himself, focused only on those capabilities.”
Hedy Lamarr- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr
“ was an Austro-American actress and mathematician, celebrated for her great beauty, who was a major contract star of MGM’s “Golden Age.”
Mathematically talented, Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.”
“Lamarr’s and Antheil’s frequency-hopping idea serves as a basis for modern spread-spectrum communication technology, such asBluetooth, COFDM used in Wi-Fi network connections, and CDMA used in some cordless and wireless telephones.”
Top Secret Rosies- http://www.topsecretrosies.com/Top_Secret_Rosies/Home.html
For some reason they don’t have a wiki which is sad.
Grace Hopper- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
“was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She conceptualized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages. She is credited with popularizing the term “debugging” for fixing computer glitches (motivated by an actual mothremoved from the computer).”