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S2 - Ep. 9 - Nov. 28, 2023

The timeline of the 5 days of chaos at OpenAI

I asked ChatGPT to write me a summary for this episode. Here is what ChatGPT has to say: 🤣 Grab your popcorn, folks! In this week's episode, we dive into the wild world of corporate chaos as we dissect the hilariously amateur firing of a CEO by a board of directors who clearly missed the memo on professionalism!

 

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S2 - Ep. 8 - Nov. 20, 2023

The Queen of Code

If you want to talk about the origins of computing and programming, the one person you must definitely talk about is Grandma Cobol, the  Queen of Code, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. And this is exactly what we do this week with the help of Celia.

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S2 - Ep. 7 - Nov. 13, 2023

The Grand Tour of the solar system

In this episode, a very special guest, my Michalis, joined me to tell him about the women who programmed the course of the spacecraft that went on the greatest voyage of exploration in human history. This robotic spacecraft travels at 17 kilometers per second and it’s more than 24 billion kilometers away into the interstellar space. It left Earth more than 46 years ago, in 1977. This spacecraft is the farthest human-made object from Earth and it has the name … Voyager 1. 

 

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S2 - Ep. 6 - Nov. 6, 2023

Refrigerator Ladies

This week Stavriana comes to the studio to listen to me telling her about when a bunch of guys decided to build the world's first electronic computer. The machine had 18000 vacuum tubes covered from head to foot in more than 3,000 switches, wires, and cables. Then they hired six women, handed them a stack of blueprints, and without any training or instructions on how to program the computer, they asked them to program it. This is the story of the original computer programming squad.

 

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S2 - Ep. 5 - Oct. 30, 2023

Dame "Steve" Shirley

This week I am joined by Eleni, to tell her about Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley. Back in 1962, Stephanie Shirley conceived an audacious idea: to establish a company exclusively focused on software development with an all-female workforce operating from the comfort of their homes. Many scoffed at her plan, but as history unfolded, Stephanie had the ultimate vindication. By the turn of the millennium, her company had achieved a staggering valuation of $3 billion and provided employment to a workforce of 8,500 individuals.

 

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S2 - Ep. 4 - Oct. 23, 2023

Poetical Science and the Countess of Lovelace

Her famous poet father was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". Her wealthy, aristocratic mother, was a mathematician and the "princess of parallelograms". She, the daughter of her parents, gave us the very first computer program in history.

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S2 - Ep. 3 - Oct. 16, 2023

Unlocking the Future: Teaching girls (and boys) to code

In this episode, Alexandros Kofteros, a primary school teacher with a PhD in Computer Science, guides me through the fascinating world of early-age coding education.

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S2 - Ep. 2 - Oct. 9, 2023

Pickering's Harem

Before computers were machines, they were women. These women mapped out the universe, invented the modern science of astronomy, decrypted Nazis' messages, and helped airplanes and missiles fly! With the help of Antigoni we delve into their lives. 

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S2 - Ep. 1 - Oct. 2, 2023

Barbie can't code

In the first episode of Season 2 the heroine of the story is none other than Barbie. Yes, Barbie the doll! Did you know that Barbie had a career as a computer engineer? Unfortunately, it wasn't a very successful one. With the help of Maria, we explore the origins of the Barbie doll and her failures in maths and computing. And yes, we also talk about the movie.

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Blog & News

Nov. 18, 2023

Voyager's Mission Status

Has this week's episode left you wanting to learn more about the Voyager mission? Good news, then because NASA is providing. Links to mission status and all kinds of information about the mission are in this article

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Oct. 15, 2023

JA Cyprus

In ep. 2 of Season 2 I had the pleasure of having as my guest Antigoni Komodiki, CEO of JA Cyprus. JA Cyprus is dedicated to educating students on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy skills through experiential, hands-on programs.

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Oct. 5, 2023

Before Barbie there was Lilli

The inspiration for the Barbie doll, long before Barbie became a computer engineer, game developer, or robotics engineer, was a German doll named Bild Lili.

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June 7, 2023

Alan Turing Commits Suicide

On June 7, 1954 Alan Turing committed suicide by eating an apple containing cyanide after he was convicted for “gross indecency” in 1952 when authorities discovered he was gay.

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June 5, 2023

H Ada συναντα τον Charles Babbage

Στις 5 Ιουνίου του 1833, η δεκαεπταχρονή Ada Byron συνάντησε για πρώτη φορά τον Charles Babbage.

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May 27, 2023

Tech Pride

The tech industry is dominated by white, heterosexual men. There is an under-representation of women but the numbers are even worse if we start talking about non-white people or people belonging to the LGBTQ+ community.

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May 15, 2023

Jeniffer in paradise

Μια γυναίκα σε μια παραλία στα νησιά Μπόρα Μπόρα έμαθε σε όλο τον κόσμο πως να επεξεργάζεται ψηφιακές φωτογραφίες

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May 8, 2023

BUNNY & UGLY

Στη σελίδα 62 του 101 BASIC Computer Games, του βιβλίου που εισάγαγε εκαντοντάδες χιλιάδες αγόρια στο προγραμματισμό εμφανίζεται το πρόγραμμα BUNNY, το οποίο εκτυπώνει την εικόνα του λογότυπου του κεφαλιού κουνελιού του Playboy. Επίσης, στα 101 BASIC Computer Games ήταν και το UGLY, που περιγράφεται στο βιβλίο ως ένα πρόγραμμα που «ζωγραφίζει μια άσχημη γυναίκα»

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April 26, 2023

Ο κωδικας που πηρε τον ανθρωπο στο φεγγαρι ηταν πιο ψηλος απο τη δημιουργο του

Η εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία του κώδικα προγράμματος Apollo με τη Margaret Hamilton είναι διάσημη. Αλλά στην ίδια σειρά υπάρχουν και άλλες φωτογραφίες. 

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April 23, 2023

Girls in STEAM Academy

Το Girls in STEAM Academy έχει αποστολή να ενδυναμώσει και να δώσει έμπνευση στα κορίτσια να ακολουθήσουν καριέρα στους τομείς STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)!

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