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The face of technology, both past and present, is persistently male from Jobs to Gates to Zuckerberg but behind those leaders are millions of people who contribute critical research advances, put the ideas into production and market, sell and support tech companies and products. To celebrate International Women's Day, I did a bit of research and found a huge list of amazing women from a range of countries and cultures whose work laid the foundation for modern computing, websites and the internet itself. Here's a look at just 10 of my favorite pioneering women in technology.
In early 2004 I stumbled across End of ze World, a brilliant Flash animation by Jason Windsor (a.k.a Fluid) on albinoblacksheep.com. In those dawning days of the interwebs, our imaginations were ablaze with urban legends and just starting their wayward slide into the rapture of cellphones. The closest thing to a meme was the Dancing Baby and we still pawed through browser download files to save Superbowl videos locally to share with friends. I was already a huge fan of Ze Frank and the power of web animation and video was just coming into it's own with increasingly better video compression methods and faster internet speeds. With the advent of Flash we were reveling in the joys of browser-based games and user-generated cartoons.
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As the owner of Pixel Lava Interactive I've helped hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits with websites, graphic design and more. I hope you'll find this blog full of useful information.
~ Ame Stanko