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 third hand I’m going share is a spade flush, Ace high:

Notable Women in Computing_Hand3

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

Honoree Name Position, Honors, Awards Learn more
8 ♠ – Jennifer Widom Professor Stanford Univ., ACM Fellow, AAAS Member, NAE Member Wikipedia page
Jack ♠ – Denice Denton Univ. California Santa Cruz Chancellor, AAAS Fellow, IEEE Fellow Wikipedia page
King ♠ – Chieko Asakawa IBM Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, Japan Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon No Wikipedia page
Queen ♠- Grace Hopper US Navy Rear Admiral, 1st compiler for a programming language 1952, Computer History Museum Fellow, Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow AAAS Wikipedia page
Ace ♠ – Radia Perlman Intel Fellow, IEEE Fellow, 1st ABI Women of Vision award winner 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 Chieko Asakawa of IBM. If Donald Trump has 12,000 words dedicated to him on Wikipedia, she deserves at least 100 words describing her work on accessibility for people with visual impairments.

If you’re willing to write or edit an article about these incredible women, learn more about Dr Chieko Asakawa 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.

*As a side-note, Queens trump Kings in our deck.

**As a second side-note, the above-graphic is my 3rd attempt. The first 2 I kept putting the King above the Queen. Though I’m the one that made the rule that Queens outrank Kings in this deck, I kept zoning out and re-ranking them. #patriachyrunsdeep

Inspirational Quote:

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” ― Coco Chanel

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