Computer Scientist – Grace Hopper

I saw this post on Rear Admiral Grace Hopper on Wired, and thought I would share.

If you aren’t familiar with who Grace Hopper is, I suggest you follow the links above, that link to her Wikipedia page. She was a remarkable woman that was an extreme positive for women in computer science, let alone, all of computer science alone.

Heck, Hopper is one of the most important people in the history technology, period. Working with early computers like the Harvard Mark I and the UNIVAC, she eventually created the first compiler for turning human readable programming language code into something a machine can understand. She popularized the notion of the computer “bug.” And she helped spawn a language, Cobol, the would lay the groundwork for all other languages over the years—and is still used to today.

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