Pioneer Programmer: Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer That Changed the World

Pioneer Programmer Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer That Changed the World In early the United States military was recruiting female mathematicians for a top secret project to help win World War II Betty Jean Jennings Bartik a twenty year old college graduate from ru

  • Title: Pioneer Programmer: Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer That Changed the World
  • Author: Jean Jennings Bartik
  • ISBN: 9781612480879
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • In early 1945, the United States military was recruiting female mathematicians for a top secret project to help win World War II Betty Jean Jennings Bartik , a twenty year old college graduate from rural northwest Missouri, wanted an adventure, so she applied for the job She was hired as a computer to calculate artillery shell trajectories for Aberdeen Proving Ground,In early 1945, the United States military was recruiting female mathematicians for a top secret project to help win World War II Betty Jean Jennings Bartik , a twenty year old college graduate from rural northwest Missouri, wanted an adventure, so she applied for the job She was hired as a computer to calculate artillery shell trajectories for Aberdeen Proving Ground, and later joined a team of women who programmed the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer ENIAC , the first successful general purpose programmable electronic computer In 1946, Bartik headed up a team that modified the ENIAC into the first stored program electronic computer Even with her talents, Bartik met obstacles in her career due to attitudes about women s roles in the workplace Her perseverance paid off and she worked with the earliest computer pioneers and helped launch the commercial computer industry Despite their contributions, Bartik and the other female ENIAC programmers have been largely ignored In the only autobiography by any of the six original ENIAC programmers, Bartik tells her story, exposing myths about the computer s origin and properly crediting those behind the computing innovations that shape our daily lives.

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    1. You know you've probably done something right with your life if you have a museum named after you. Unfortunately, Jean Jennings is one of those incredible personalities that even many who work in the same field as she, a field she helped pioneer, have never heard about.Jean was a programmer. She created programs for the ENIAC, the first stored program computer, along with an amazing talented group of women, during and after the second World War. She helped design and program the next generation [...]

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