Diversity Day by Day: February

The history of computer science is often presented as almost completely white and male. Here is a more diverse day by day version, It may start sparse but we will fill it in with links to cs4fn articles as we come across diverse events. We will celebrate the contributions of computer scientists whether men, women, LGBTQ+, disabled or not, and of whatever ethnicity, religion or country of birth.

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February is LGBTQ+ Month
LGBTQ+ Computer Scieice Greats
February 2
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February 4 1929
Mary Coombs born
First female commercial programmer
Teashops and Leo the computer
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February 10 2002
jacquielawson.com launched
February 11 2005
Mary Jackson (Hidden Figure) died
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Graphic showing two intersecting hearts joined as if they're part of a jigsaw. The one on the left is red, on the right the heart is silvery grey.
February 14 Valentine’s Day
Christopher Strachey wrote the
first ‘creative’ love letter program
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February 24, 2001
Claude Shannon died
Father of information theory
The computer versus the casino
ALSO February 24 2020 Kathering Johnson (Hidden Figure) died
February 25
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February 28 2002
Mary Coombs 2022 
first female commercial programmer
February 29 1860
Herman Hollerith born
Founded IBM, invented Electric Tabulating System

Coming soon(ish) … (within the year at least)


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