Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.
The woman in history I am honoring today is Dr. Grace Murray Hopper. She accomplished so much as an inventor, a brilliant mathematican and computer programmer. She created the original functional specification and the first complier for COBOL. She was also a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. I learned of Dr. Grace Murray Hopper during my career at Digital Equipment Corporation(DEC), where she was a senior consultant. I started my career as a DIBOL programmer at DEC in 1983. DIBOL is a derivative of COBOL and Dr. Grace Murray Hopper advised the DIBOL product team extensively.
Read more about Dr. Grace Murray Hopper here. We owe her a debt of gratitude for what she accomplished in both her military and data processing career. A powerful woman of great stature.
Thank you Dr. Grace Murray Hopper, I am in your debt as a career professional in information technology.