Honouring Canada's first female computer scientist: U of T's Trixie Worsley

I had no idea. The first woman to receive a Ph.D. in what would now be called "computer science" was Canadian and got her degree at the UofT. This is something to be proud of folks - I'm smiling as I type this! If you have a chance please bring this up to encourage young women that computer science is a viable career option. Hell, tell young men it also so that they might actually realize that testicles are not a prerequisite for writing code.

It is believed Worsley was the first woman in the world to receive a doctorate in computer science. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Annals of the History of Computing cites her dissertation, “Serial programming for real and idealized digital calculating machines” as the first on modern computing.