Hacker Heroes: 6 Women Who Have Changed Technology

Women Nerd Heroes

By at The Daily Muse:

When you think about women in tech, you probably instantly think Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook, and Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo!. But there are plenty more women you should know about—women whose names you may have never heard before, but who truly shaped technology as we know it.

If you’re in the tech world (or want to be), check out this infographic to learn more about six female hacker heroes.

• Anita Borg, computer scientist and founder of the Institute of Women and Technology
• Angela Byron, software developer and evangelist for the Open Source and Drupal movements
• Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, early female programmer and U.S. military leader
• Mary Lou Jepsen, founder and CTO of the nonprofit, open source One Laptop Per Child, a global program to provide children laptops for $100
• Radia Perlman, software designer and network engineer, known as the mother of the Internet for her invention of network routing and bridging protocols
• Janie Tsao, Taiwanese immigrant and programmer who cofounded Linksys with her husband from their garage

What Computer-Powered High Frequency Trading Looks and Sounds Like

From Motherboard.com:

There was nothing very surprising about the news that the Kansas City Board of Trade will be shuttered this July, as the new owner of the 150-year-old trading floor—the central exchange for red winter wheat, used to make bread—folds it into the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The once-raucous floor had been dead for years—traders had long since moved to desks with computer terminals.

But the announcement signaled another step into virtualization for the stock market, which has gone from being a real-life place where people shout orders at each other to bundles of high-speed wires and giant servers, a market built on speed and efficiency and ones and zeros. “The thing has come to an end,” Morgan Shay, a trader at the exchange since 1971, told Reuters. “The handwriting was on the wall when the electronic [trading] started.”

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