12. Gender Codes

  1. Thomas J. Misa
  1. Thomas J. Misa

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch12

Gender Codes

Gender Codes

How to Cite

Misa, T. J. (2010) Gender Codes, in Gender Codes (ed T. J. Misa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470597194

Online ISBN: 9780470619926



  • gender codes and the ENIAC - recognizing ENIAC women for their programming, first electronic computer;
  • women and computing - Grace Hopper, as a prophet of high-level programming languages;
  • images of gender and computing - sexist humor and macho work culture, identified as a key factor at play when women give up computing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Women in Computing

  • Images of Gender and Computing

  • Shadows of Stereotypes

  • References