Have you ever played Assassin’s Creed? Then if you have, it would surprise to discover that the programmer behind this crime game is Jade Raymond. Jade is not only world female foremost programmer as Sara Haider’s programming skills earned a significant place at Twitter.
But how did tech become male dominated? The development of computing not only brought men to the scene but women leading programming and software development. Since modern computers emerged in the 1940s with women working behind the scene as programmers. Their involvement in computing and programming curved up to 37% of women who majored in computer science. Over the years, while men have focused in the development of hardwares women have made landmark achievements in software developments and the reason you are addicted to iPhone games is Amanda Wixted. Almost everyone has played the famous Farmville game and Amanda Wixted is the lady who has a lion’s share in the development of the game. And if you play Brothers in Arm on your iPhone, you might need to check out Corinne Yu.
It seems the tech community is naturally displacing as only 18% of women major in computing and programming. In most universities in Nigeria, computer science and engineering are courses dominated by male students. May it be that Silicon Valley has lost interest in women by its high proportion of male population?
(via The Atlantic)