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December 1st, 2013 by: Sharon Irish

Hierarchies in the Circuitry: Women, Information Technology and Scholarship (WITS) at Illinois

Starting in 1988, Jenny Barrett was a systems programmer at a research lab for computer-based education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She noted that many aspects of “multiuser computing were actually developed at the lab such as email, forums, message boards, online testing, chat rooms, instant messaging, multiplayer games and remote screen sharing,…

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