Last month we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing the generations of women who have made an impact on society in various ways. Paying tribute also means acknowledging the notable achievements of women who helped to pioneer the computer technology that most of us use every day.

This includes the work of Radia Perlman, who helped develop the modern day Internet; Jean Sammet, who directed the development of the first extensively used computer programming language; and Grace Hopper who built the first computer compiler and laid the groundwork for smartphones, tablets and all of the other tech devices we use today.

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