Women in IT

Blog posts relating to women in Australia's ICT industry

Dec 8, 2020

The IT Girl by Ann Moffatt

This is a remarkable book. It is frank, insightful and at times hard hitting.
It traces the life, loves and career path, in UK and Australia, of a courageous and very competent woman from the earliest days of the computer age, through to the current times.

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Nov 9, 2020

Appointment of Dr Cathy Foley as Chief Scientist Australia

Dr Cathy Foley AO, currently CSIRO Chief Scientist, and from December 2020, will become Chief Scientist of Australia. Cathy has made distinguished contributions to the understanding of superconducting materials and to the development of devices using superconductors for a number of applications including to detect magnetic fields and locate valuable deposits of minerals.

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Oct 12, 2020

A letter to my younger self, Helen Vorrath

So you’ve decided to become an IT professional when you grow up? Good choice! You’ve already discovered the satisfaction of getting a program to work – that will continue to excite you for the rest of your life. You’ll also find that debugging the things that don’t work is equally rewarding.

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Oct 12, 2020

A letter to my younger self, Ann Moffatt

This is an extract from Ann Moffatt’s book, The IT Girl, which is to be published in November 2020.

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Sep 28, 2020

Gender no barrier for Dr Skaidrite Darius

This graduation season, we are proud to announce that Skaidrite Darius has received an honorary doctorate from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.

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Sep 24, 2020

A legacy of computing excellence – Jan Kornweibel

From the start she thrived on this new technology that used abstract logic, and still relishes looking back at those early,
adventurous days with all card systems and low-level programming languages.

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Jun 30, 2020

Girls, computers and rocket science.

Barbara Ainsworth, Monash Museum of Computing History, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University.

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Jun 8, 2020

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen awarded OAM

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, creator of the Tech Girls Are Superheroes campaign, was awarded  the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queens Birthday Honours List for "service to information technology, and to women".

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