Inspirational Hand of the Week

This post is from a series digging deeper into the stories behind the cards in our Notable Women in Computing playing card deck. The hands are for 5-card draw poker unless otherwise noted. If you’re already a Backer on Kickstarter, thank you. If not, become one today.

The second hand I’m going share is a full-house, 7s and 6s:

Notable Women in Computing_Hand2

Here are their names and achievements, original list work of my Mom:

Honoree Name Position, Honors, Awards Learn more
 – Grete Hermann Univ. of Göttingen mathematician, 1926 foundational paper for computerized algebra Wikipedia page
7 ♣ – Kathleen McKeown Professor Columbia Univ., ACM and AAAI Fellow, Founding Fellow Association for Computational Linguistics, ABI Women of Vision No Wikipedia page
7 ♦ – Sophie Vandebroek CTO Xerox, IEEE Fellow, WITI Hall of Fame, Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences Member No Wikipedia page
6  – Manuela Veloso Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow Wikipedia page
6 ♣ – Helen Greiner CEO of CyPhy Works, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame Wikipedia page

You can help: As with all of the hands in this series, at least one of these notable women does not have a Wikipedia page. This time it’s Dr Sophie Vandebroek and Professor Kathleen McKeown. If Donald Trump has 12,000 words dedicated to him on Wikipedia, they deserves at least 100 each.

If you’re willing to write or edit an article about these incredible women, learn more about Professor McKeown and Dr Vandebroek accomplishments and get some tips on how to get started writing or editing an article on Wikipedia. If you write them, let me know and I’ll send you brownie points in an update.

Inspirational Quote:

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

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