I eventually graduated, earned master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and Stanford, and landed jobs as a software developer at Oracle (orcl) and Facebook (fb).
I had assumed that American-educated women in computer science would not relate to my lonely undergraduate experience.
For instance, take the world's sexiest rock-star drummer, like a Tommy Lee. I can certainly be somewhat nerdy about books and movies and indie rock — I guess.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get on this blog is from women: “Do you have any advice for helping the girl trying to get the nerd?
” The cliche rejoinder of “Yes: show up” is a tempting (and frankly, obvious) response, but it does a real disservice to both men and women.
After becoming friends, Brin and Page suspended their studies, rented a garage, and developed Brin’s data mining system into a functioning search engine. Today, both aged 41, Brin and Page each own 16% of the Google enterprise and are consistently ranked among the top 20 richest people worldwide in the Hurun Global Rich List, each topping a net worth of US billion.
Mark Zuckerberg is a man who needs no introduction, having developed the world’s most successful social network.