If you picture out or imagine a computer programmer as a young man, there is a strong reason behind it, i.e. it is true. Lately, many tech tycoons publicized about how few of their women programmers worked in programming and technical jobs. However, it wasn’t always like this, decades ago, it was women who established the concept of computer programming. Unfortunately, this part of the history is unknown by many smartest people of our generation.
Every one of us ought to know at least one woman programmer who can code her way out! The first programmer in the history of the computer was Ada Lovelace! Retaining women in the field of technology and increasing the number of women pursuing technology-based careers is very necessary. We as a company and as a team provide networking opportunities and mentor our women programmers as the future leaders in this rapidly growing high-tech industry.
Let’s separate the two words, ‘woman’ and ‘programmer’! Now begin with what it means to become a programmer.
First requisite: Passion for the work! A deep knowledge is required to understand the enigmatic space regarding actual human thoughts and understanding capabilities of a machine. It is also necessary to know about human desires and how machines might satisfy them.
Second requisite: High level of tolerance for failure. Programming is the art of algorithms and the ability of debugging impossible codes. As a programmer, you need the willingness to fail all the time. As an individual, you need to generate many ideas and then you have to work very hard. You need to keep doing that over and over again until you find the perfect one.
Now to the “woman” question. Firstly, you don’t need gender to measure someone’s skill and ability. It is about the craving to create good systems, nothing else! They tweet, they blog, and they do wonderful work to keep the internet buoyant. Some have worked at big tech organizations like IBM, Google, Adobe and Apple. Women like Marissa Mayer, the new head of Yahoo, Virginia Rometty, President and CEO of IBM, Linda Liukas creator of ‘Hello Ruby’ are the face of their respective companies.
Today’s global concerns about present and upcoming roles of women in computing genre have gained more status with the emerging information phase. Earlier, women played a vital role in the evolution of computing, with many of the first programmers during the early twentieth century being female. These apprehensions motivated public policy disputes addressing gender equality, as computer applications are increasing and influencing the society. These discussions helped in magnifying the information technology innovations and lessened the consequences of sexism.