GAMING The culture of computer games is perceived by many as predominantly male, but did you know that world’s first eSports champion was a woman? And that some of the first and most popular computer games were developed by women? DIKU’s Professor Pernille Bjørn aims to rewrite the history of gaming by including hidden stories […]
The invisible women in the tech business – podcast about AtariWomen & Femtech.dk for Techtopia – AtariWomen on Techtopia Podcast (in Danish)
To celebrate the international women day on Sunday March 8th 2020, Professor Pernille Bjørn was invited by Techtopia Henrik Føhns to talk about Atariwomen. The program will be on Radio4, Sunday March 8th 2020, 13:05 and is also available as a podcast on Techtopia afterwards.
So fun to see AtariWomen featured in GeekWire Pictures of the Year 2019 together with Gates and Bizos as important stories in Tech in Seattle 2019!
“In 1980, when Computer Science was a young discipline, my MIT software class was about 1/3 female, which might have been Peak Female for that department. After that, women tended to infiltrate the traditional white-shirt-and-pocket-protector ranks of the long-established engineering disciplines… and men went into software” (Noelie Alito, Atari game developer). Interview quote from written […]
Atari Women have been featured by the college of Engineering at University of Washington. Read about the project from the students perspective.
Atari Women is a research project and we would very much like to hear what you think – please follow this link to answer a few questions for our research Thank you!
Atari Women were featured by GeekWire last week – read the article
AtariWomen are celebrating International Women Day, March 8th 2019 and congratulates everybody who collaborate towards a balanced world for all! We will continue advancing collaborative computing for equity and innovation in technology development. #IWD2019
Rebecca Heineman became the worlds first e-sport champion, when she won the Atari national championship in Space Invaders in 1980 only 17 years old – in the last 39 years she has developed 275 games and is currently working one 3 new original games! Rebecca also known as BurgerBetty will be on the Atari women […]