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Alice and Eve Exhibition: a Celebration of Women in Computing

21 March 2022
Alice & Eve is an initiative to celebrate the contributions of women in computing. It presents inspiring women in computing, both to the general public, and to professionals. Alice & Eve has created a physical exhibition portraying 25 women in computer science


We are happy to share that Alice and Eve Exhibition, A Celebration of Women in Computing, is now at the VU.

Title: Alice and Eve - A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN COMPUTING
Where: Atrium (close to the exit toward the W&N building), the NU building, VU Amsterdam
When: Monday 21st March 2022 - Friday 25th March 2022 (this week)

Alice & Eve is an initiative to celebrate the contributions of women in computing. It presents inspiring women in computing, both to the general public, and to professionals. Alice & Eve has created a physical exhibition portraying 25 women in computer science, who are also featured in a digital exhibition: https://www.aliceandeve.nl/exhibition

The exhibition portrays 25 women in computing (from the Netherlands and the world) and their most important contributions. I would like to encourage to you to take time and explore the exhibition with your students. This exhibition is now open in the Atrium in the NU building for this week 21-25th March 2022. 

Some highlights of the exhibition:

- Frances Brazier who helped establish the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Netherlands and Europe.

- The Computing Girls of Van Wijngaarden who programmed the first electro-mechanical computer in the Netherlands.

- Grace Hopper who created the world's first workable compiler.

- Ada Lovelace who is known for her work on the design of the "Analytics Machine", the first ever general-purpose computer, and the first published algorithm.

- Rosalind Picard and her work on Affective Computing which is a combination of Computer Science, Psychology, Physiology and Cognitive Sciences.