Grace Murray Hopper

  • PhD in mathematics at Yale
  • Programmer on the Mark I
  • Also worked on Mark II and Mark II computers
  • Was there when an operator discovered the first bug
    • An actual moth caught in the relays
  • Worked on the UNIVAC I
  • Developed a working compiler in 1952
    • At that time they were thought to only be capable of arithmetic
  • Active in the design, implementation, and use of COBOL
  • Worked on maintaining uniformity in the Navy's programming efforts
  • "Mother of data automation"
  • Earned the Contributors to Computer Science Education Award given by the SIGCSE

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