Grace Hopper

Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages. She is credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches (inspired by an actual moth removed from the computer).
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  • Women in Tech: A Cause Worth the Effect #12experts

    … consumers of tech. Despite the long-running stereotypes to the contrary, women purchase and use more technology than men. Research over the past two years from the market intelligence firm Park Associates has shown that women purchase more tablets, laptops and smartphones; download more music, movies and games; make the majority of household…

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  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    …. The premiere entry, the 17-minute featurette “The Man vs. The Machine,” examines the 1997 face-off between world chess champ Gary Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer, a topic Silver previously explored in his 2012 book “The Signal and the Noise.” Future episodes will tackle female software pioneer Grace Hopper, a math-driven basketball training…

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