Origin of Everything

Why Are There So Few Women in Computer Science?

Season 1 Episode 14 | 6m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

Today, we think of computer science as a field dominated by men, but women have a long and important history in the field. Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, & Mary Jackson played a hugely important part in the development of computing during the space race, and Elsie Schutt ran one of the first computer software companies. So what changed?

Aired: 12/21/17

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning