Contributors to Computer Science

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Within these castle walls be forged Mavens of Computer Science ...
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Contributor Achievement Date Achievement Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Associations
Ada Lovelace 1 August 1843 Ada's translation and Notes on the analytical engine are published 10 December 1815 London, United Kingdom 27 November 1852
Barbara Liskov 1 January 2008 Her work was recognized with the Turing Award―the highest distinction in computer science. She pioneered contributions to programming languages and distributed computing. She created the Liskov substitution principle. She was one of the earliest women to have been granted a doctorate in computer science in the United States. 7 November 1939 Los Angeles CA
Betty Holberton 10 December 1945 One of the original programmers for the ENIAC 7 March 1917 Philadelphia, PA, USA 8 December 2001
Fran Bilas 10 December 1945 One of the original programmers for the ENIAC 2 March 1922 Philadelphia, PA, USA 18 July 2012
Grace Hopper 29 March 1944 One of the first programmers on the Harvard Mark I computer 6 December 1906 New York City, NY, USA 1 January 1992
Jean Bartik 10 December 1945 One of the original programmers for the ENIAC 27 December 1924 Alanthus Grove, Missouri, USA 23 March 2011
Kathleen Antonelli 10 December 1945 One of the original programmers for the ENIAC 12 February 1921 County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland 20 April 2006
Marlyn Meltzer 10 December 1945 One of the original programmers for the ENIAC 1 January 1922 Philadelphia, PA, USA 7 December 2008
Ruth Teitelbaum 10 December 1945 One of the original programmers for the ENIAC 1 January 1924 Unknown 1 January 1986
Steve Shirley 17 May 1962 Shirley founded a predominantly women software development program in the 60s, changed her name to "Steve" in hopes of receiving replies back from her marketing emails. 16 September 1933 Dortmund, Germany