Women in Computing
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New gallery sponsored by Google
Using the latest in interactive digital signage display technology, the Women in Computing gallery presents a multimedia tribute to female pioneers of computing.
Six large touch screens offer intuitive interactive access to videos, photographs, graphics and text telling many of the little-known stories of women in computing.
In a scrapbook made up from the Computer Weekly archive, you can read about successes of women in computing and how they were regraded in the industry. A large dynamic electronic montage shows pictures of women in computing across the decades.
Artefacts in the Gallery include:
- a beautiful reproduction of a scrapbook of Dame Stephanie Shirley's career at F International, the hugely successful company she founded. This was presented to TNMOC at the Gallery Opening in September 2013.
- comptometers, sophisticated pre-computing calculators operated mainly by women
- the first Assembly language programming book, written by Kathleen Booth, a trailblazing academic
- a personally-engraved handpunch machine of a Miss IP Williams who worked on the celebrated Powers-Samas tabulating machines.
In the TNMOC Shop you can buy a signed copy of Dame Shirley's autobiography Let It Go.
The gallery's digital signage technology, DSB developed by heinekingmedia, is highly intuitive with an interface familiar to anyone who uses tablet computers.