THAT Conference 2017
Day: Wed, Aug 9 Time: 8:30 AM Location: Mess Hall (map)
Level: 100 Primary Category: Keynote Secondary Category:
Tags: history, culture, diversity, women in tech
Steve Jobs. Linus Torvalds. Alan Turing. Been there, done that. The interesting stories often aren’t the ones we grew up with; they’re the ones we’ve left behind. When it comes to tech, that means its women, and especially its women of color. And while there’s been a greater emphasis lately on rediscovering women’s contributions to technology, we need to expand our focus beyond just Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace. From Radia Perlman to Sophie Wilson to Erica Baker, it’s time to explore both tech’s forgotten heroes and its modern-day pioneers, and help end the silent erasure of women in technology.