DaSCI’s ‘Computer Pioneers’ Project Celebrates Two Years of Success and Educational Expansion

14 May, 2024

  • 45 events held, including 20 exhibitions and 6 conferences.
  • Presence in 4 provinces, impacting 16 localities.
  • 17 guided tours, one micro-meeting, and 2 podcast interviews.
  • The Margaret Hamilton poster, a symbol of the project, reached its iconic protagonist.

The project “Pioneras Informáticas”, coordinated by the researcher Dr. Lina G. Carcía Cabrera, supported and promoted by the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the Vice-rectorate for Communication and Territorial Development of the University of Jaén and by the DaSCI Institute of the University of Granada, has marked a milestone in the dissemination of the female contribution in the field of computer science, reaching more than 16 localities in its second anniversary.

Since its inauguration at the University of Jaén, the “Pioneras Informáticas” project has held an impressive 45 events in just two years, highlighting the importance of women in technology and computing. With 20 exhibitions that have travelled from schools to universities and congresses, including the Science Park in Granada, the project has achieved remarkable visibility and recognition.

The 6 conferences and 17 guided tours have served as platforms to educate and raise awareness of the crucial role of women in the development of computing. In addition, the project has organised a micro-meeting and has been the subject of 2 podcast-interviews, broadening its reach and resonance.

The project’s influence has spread to 16 locations in 4 different provinces, including Jaén, Málaga, Granada and La Coruña, demonstrating its ability to inspire and educate beyond its place of origin. A particularly poignant moment was when the poster of Margaret Hamilton, one of the most emblematic figures of the project, was presented to the pioneer herself, symbolising the recognition and celebration of the contributions of women in science and technology. The response from the pioneer of the programming that took Apollo to the Moon was so warm and close that the entire project staff was overcome with emotion. “Yes, the poster has been delivered in perfect condition! Everyone here really likes it, Including the great grandchildren!!! Thank you so much for everything you have sent our way! Margaret Margaret H. Hamilton”

The “Pioneras Informáticas” project continues its mission to shine a light on the achievements of women in computer science and to promote gender equality in the STEM field, paving the way for future generations of female pioneers.

The Andalusian Inter-University Institute in Data Science and Computational Intelligence, known as DaSCI, is a collaborative entity between the universities of Granada, Jaén and Córdoba. It is dedicated to advanced research and training in the field of Artificial Intelligence, with a particular focus on Data Science and Computational Intelligence. The institute brings together an outstanding group of researchers working on joint projects, promoting the development and application of innovative technologies in various sectors. With the aim of becoming a benchmark in its field, the DaSCI promotes the transfer of scientific knowledge to the socio-economic environment, thus contributing to technological progress and the digitisation of industry.


Lina Guadalupe García – lina@ujaen.es +34 953 212475

To request a conference or any other type of educational or informative activity related to Pioneras Informáticas, please contact pionerasinformaticas@ujaen.es

More information:

  • https://pionerasinformaticas.ujaen.es/es/eventos#all-events