November 1

How Geek Women Are Becoming Great Coders in Merida

Her name is Grisel Ancona, she just finished her undergraduate studies in Software Engineering at UADY, and she is co-founder of the Women Who Code initiative in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

She hadn’t even finished her studies as a software engineer, but her drive and passion for programming have led her to become one of the most influential people when it comes to software development in Merida, a city in southeastern Mexico.

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October 1

The Girl Who Coded Spaceships

Houston, we have separation…

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew was about to complete the mission and the Lunar Module “Eagle” separated from the Command Module “Columbia” and began the descent to land on the moon.

However, about two kilometres (about a mile) before touching down, the ship’s navigation and guidance computer triggered several alarms.

Definitely not the best time and place for a computer crash.

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