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Who is the most famous female programmer, or female in IT?  Who is the most famous female techie blogger?  


I have been thinking, who really out of all the techie females in the world is the most famous of us all?  I know for one that it isn’t me.  (Although sometimes I do wish it could be.)


What is it that makes bloggers famous?  How do the likes of Robert Scoble and Co. get themselves heard louder than anyone else?  What is it that makes them more marketable?  Is it the fact that they have access to Microsoft and related resources, or is it that these people spend all their time being heard and not actually doing anything?


Let me know your views, I’m interested!

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 4:29 PM | Back to top

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Most famous female programmer would have to be the late Grace Hopper who invented COBOL, and named "bugs". Or maybe that should be (in)famous. If you've written COBOL you'll understand..

"What is it that makes bloggers famous?" Ah yes, the inevitable question that newbie bloggers ask after a few weeks. I've been searching for the catalyst for some time now and have still to find it. If I figure it out I'll let you know..

I think it really helps to be working for a large corporation who will probably be happy to employ you to pontificate on a wide variety of subjects. I do in fact work for a large corporation but they want me to do *real* work, and anyway I try extremely hard not to mention my work in my blog :)

Or you could be someone like Paris Hilton, or even Belle de Jour and achieve fame through notoriety - I've considered this option many times but haven't the courage to follow it through. The flesh is willing but the spirit is weak.

I find that linkwhoring works quite well, and registering the blog with as many blog aggregators as possible.

But really the way to get people to take notice is to read their blogs and contribute some insightful comments. If you have a "specialist subject", then being able to take part in an intelligent discussion will help no end - despite all the advances in technology, many so-called specialists still can't communicate effectively !

Hope this helps !
Left by peterg on Jul 06, 2005 9:28 PM

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I can tell you which blogs I read that are written by females:

Julie Lehrman - developer
Amanda Murphy - developer
Kimberly L. Tripp - SQL Server

OK, I do have a couple of others too, like Kasia, LauraJ, DatagridGirl and AdventureGirl. But they don't post too often, so I don't think they have a very big crowd of readers.

I think Kimberly Tripp and Kalen Delaney are some of the most famous women, at least when it comes to SQL Server. Current programmers? I have no idea. Techie bloggers? No idea....
Left by Kaisa M. Lindahl on Jul 15, 2005 5:40 AM

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You people all need a history lesson. Clearly the most famous female programmer was Ada Lovelace.
Left by Nuciphaal on Sep 18, 2005 5:35 AM

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