Diversity Day by Day: January

More to add …

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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January 1 1992
Grace Hopper dies.
Sorry to Bug You
January 2 1938
Lynn Conway born
Revolutionising Chip Design
January 3
January 4 1809
Louis Braille born
Letters from the Victorian Smog
January 5 2003
Daphne Oram died
The dawn of music humans can’t play
January 6 2017
Film Hidden Figures released
NASA’s brilliant calculators
January 7 1943
Nikola Tesla died
Prolific inventor who won the AC/DC battle
January 8 1889
Herman Hollerith awarded patent for Electric Tabulating System
January 9 1938
Gary Starkweather born
inventor of the laser printer.
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January 17 1949
Anita Borg born
Supported women in computer science
January 18
January 19 2000
Hedy Lamarr died
Actress and inventor
The movie star, the piano player and the torpedo
January 20
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January 24 2023
Tanya Beri wins a UKRI Young Innovators Award
For an app that route-finds least polluted routes STORY TO COME
January 25
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January 30
Lookind down at walking boots
January 2014
Freddie Figgers sells rights to GPS shoe
the abandoned baby who became a runaway tech star

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

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