The Queen of Code: Lt. Grace Murray Hopper

Have you heard the name Grace Hopper? The mathematical field of cryptography and theoretical computer science came of age during and after the Second World War. While the names of Turing, von Neumann and Godel are famous, and rightly so, history tends to forget or ignore the women who also played a critical part in these advances.

Lt. Grace Murray Hopper sitting at her desk. 1947 [?].

Lt. Grace Murray Hopper sitting at her desk. 1947 [?].

Here is a short film about one of the pioneers of computing, a woman who worked on the first computer, the Harvard Mark 1 and was part of the team that built the first compiler. The blog salutes Grace Hopper, the Queen of Code! Click below to see a short (about 16 minutes) documentary about her.

http://amysmartgirls.com/the-queen-of-code-a-documentary-about-grace-hopper/

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