The Programming World needs you?

This has been a very productive and interesting week, not least when I received a mail from Allison, asking for my thoughts on the graphic here and below, If you have read my blog posts about Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, or The ENIAC “Computers” you will understand how the work of the online college isContinue reading “The Programming World needs you?”

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The ENIAC “Computers” Part 2

This post will look at the work of Jean Bartik, Betty Holberton, Marlyn Meltzer, Frances Spence and Ruth Teitelbaum on the ENIAC computer, Jean Bartik Betty Jean Jennings is on the left of this picture Born Betty Jean Jennings in Gentry County, Missouri in 1924 and attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, majoring in mathematics.Continue reading “The ENIAC “Computers” Part 2″

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The ENIAC “Computers” Part 1

If Augusta Ada Lovelace’s notes are recognised as one of the first descriptions of a computer and software our next set of historical stories involves 6 ladies who did most of the programming of ENIAC by manipulating its switches and cables. These ladies job titles became known as ‘computers‘. The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator AndContinue reading “The ENIAC “Computers” Part 1″

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