Infographic: What Happened to Women in Computer Science

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What Happened to Women in Computer Science Infographic

A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. However, in the mid-1980s, while the number of women entering medicine, law and physical science studies began to accelerate, the number of women entering computer science began to fall dramatically. The What Happened to Women in Computer Science Infographic asks why this has happened and looks at the impact that shift has had on modern day software development.

What happened to women in computer science?

  • In the mid-80s the number of women in computer science began to drop.
  • Some argue this is because of the rise of the personal computer and its strong association with boys.
  • Male computer science graduates highly outnumber female computer science graduates in the US…

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