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