Jean Bartik Dies at 86

Written on March 24, 2011 by jonathon

Drupal Connect mourns the passing of Jean Bartik, a great pioneer in the history of Computer Programming; the namesake of our core Drupal 7 theme, “Bartik”.

Born on a farm near Stanberry, Missouri, Ms. Bartik was the only female Mathematics major when she graduate from Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. She was recruited by the US Army as a human “calculator” and chosen to program the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or ENIAC. She went on to help program the world first commercial computer, UNIVAC

Ms. Bartik was inducted into the Women In Technology International Hall of Fame, along with her fellow programmers, in 1997.
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