The game industry and tech world has a modern problem with sexism, one that some would argue is rooted in the history of computer programming, and women "not being there" at the start of the computer age.
As Brenda Romero pointed out at GDC Summer, this is not historically true! Women have had a number of unique and interesting roles in the world of computer programming, and at one point were the majority of individuals working in the field. This even included a group of programming nuns.
If you'd like to hear these infrequently told stories, be sure to watch the full video up above, or for free on the GDC YouTube channel.
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