Women’s History Month: Karen Spärck Jones

Women’s History Month: Karen Spärck Jones

Karen Spӓrck Jones was a British computer scientist who specialised in natural language processing and information retrieval. Her work on information retrieval is still used today and provides the foundation for how search engines supply us with relevant information....
Women’s History Month: Joan Ball

Women’s History Month: Joan Ball

Joan Ball was an online dating pioneer who created the first computer dating service in 1964. Although the credit often goes to Harvard’s ‘Operation Match’ service, Ball’s matching service was operational and in use a whole year before ‘Operation Match’ started...
Women’s History Month: Grace Hopper

Women’s History Month: Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper was an American mathematician, computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral who is sometimes referred to as ‘Amazing Grace’ because of the breadth of her achievements. Hopper was a pioneer in developing computer technology. Grace Hopper started...
Women’s History Month: Ada Lovelace

Women’s History Month: Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer who is often considered to be the first computer programmer. In her teenage years, Lovelace’s mathematical talents and intellect led her to enter into a working relationship and friendship with Charles Babbage....
Hackathons in Australia Review 2018

Hackathons in Australia Review 2018

The Disruptor’s ‘Big List of Hackathons’ was started in 2016 as a way to record and track the hackathons happening across Australia. As 2018 is drawing to a close we thought it might be fun to have a look over the list – filled with both past...

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