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Nevertheless, she coded: Kanchana Kanchanasut

helenanders26 profile image Helen Anderson ・2 min read

From early computers, to wartime inventions, the beginnings of the internet and beyond. Women have always been innovators in technology and science breaking down barriers in the process.

In honour of International Women's Day, I've chosen to highlight the women who inspire and influence me. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be showcasing ten women who #ChooseToChallenge, open doors for others, and have changed the world.

The next woman in my series is computer scientist Kanchana Kanchanasut. Kanchana is a computer scientist and researcher who bought the internet to Thailand.

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Her studies in computer science began in Australia where she earned a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She continued her research work at the Asian Institute of Technology building the first computer network in Thailand to communicate outside of the Kingdom.

Her work establishing connections between universities and registering the top-level domain for Thailand earned her honours from the Internet Hall of Fame in the Pioneer category.

More recently she started the Bangkok Internet Exchange (BKNIX), the first open and neutral internet exchange point in Southeast Asia.

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Yay! 🎉 Celebrate Thai women in tech ❤️