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

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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, ...more
Unknown Binding, 257 pages
Published June 12th 2014 by Truman State University Press (first published November 1st 2013)
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Roger Asbury
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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