1216189 comment Comment: Re:Can you think of any famous female programmers? (Score 5, Informative) 347 by nicolas_pen on Monday September 29, 2008 @09:12AM (#25193269) Attached to: Becoming a Famous Programmer How about Frances E. Allen ? First female IBM Fellow and first woman to win the Turing Award, yet no one seems to have mentioned her. I think she qualifies! Also, there's a wikipedia article about women in computing, which I didn't see linked here.