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Ellen Ullman

Ellen Ullman

Ellen Ullman wrote her first computer program in 1978. She went on to have a twenty-year career as a programmer and software engineer. Her essays and books have become landmark works describing the social, emotional, and personal effects of technology. She is the author of two novels: By Blood, a New York Times Notable Book; and The Bug, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her memoir, Close to the Machine, about her life as a software engineer during the internet’s first rise, became a cult classic. She is based in San Francisco.

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Nov 11

Disruption: Feminist Digital Culture

A conversation from the front lines of gender and tech culture featuring Doree Shafrir, Senior Tech Editor at BuzzFeed News and author of the novel Startup, and Ellen Ullman, who worked as a programmer at the beginning of the digital revolution and is the author four books, most recently of the memoir Life in Code:

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