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Women and the Internet

The history of technology is one of men and machines, transformation tales of garages to grand mansions, alpha nerds and ‘brogrammers’. But female tech visionaries have always been at the forefront of technology and innovation, yet they’ve been overlooked, until now.

When: Wednesday, August 14 2019. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Where: Sydney Town Hall
Lower Town Hall, Druitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: $12.24 to $22.45
Bookings: https://bit.ly/2Xgo1bD
Other: Wheelchair access
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The history of technology is one of men and machines, transformation tales of garages to grand mansions, alpha nerds and ‘brogrammers’. But female tech visionaries have always been at the forefront of technology and innovation, yet they’ve been overlooked, until now.

In her breakthrough book Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, VICE reporter and musician Claire L Evans tells the story of internet’s unsung female heroes. From Ada Lovelace who programmed the first computer back in the Victorian Age, to Elizabeth Feinler who helped create the first domain names, women have been a huge part of every significant milestone in web development. These women joined the ranks of pioneers who defied social convention to become database poets, information wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling shattering entrepreneurs.

Following her solo talk, Evans will be joined by a panel of experts including cultural anthropologist and futurist Genevieve Bell, best-selling author Ginger Gorman, UNSW President of Robogals Sandy Aung, and science journalist Natasha Mitchell to discuss how women will continue to shape the technology of our future.

Contact details:

Centre for Ideas UNSW Sydney
Email: centreforideas@unsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9385 0000

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