Hidden Heroines of Chaos: Ellen Fetter and Margaret Hamilton | Quanta Magazine

The untold story of two women who played an essential part in developing chaos theory [1]. While a lot has changed since 1960ies still many programmers leave science  – not because their role isn’t appreciated, but because of better compensation in industry.  Accordig to Alyssa Goodman from Harvard:

In the 1960s, there was no such thing as a data scientist, there was no such thing as Netflix or Google or whoever, that was going to suck in these people and really, really value them.

However, basically all academic systems measure success by paper citations and things haven’t changed all that much:

If you are a software developer who may never write a paper, you may be essential. But you’re not going to be counted that way.

[1] Hidden Heroines of Chaos: Ellen Fetter and Margaret Hamilton | Quanta Magazine

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