Women's History: Grace Hopper - Computer Pioneer

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Danbury Library
Farioly Program Room

Event Details

Join us as we review the career highlights and accomplishments of Grace Hopper (1906-1992), a 1950’s era computer pioneer for the United States Navy. Known as the “Queen of Software”, she is also credited for coining the term “debugging” for recognizing the dead moths that interfered with vacuum tube transistors in the giant Mark I computer.

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper's ground breaking work in computer science, and her successful career in the male-dominated US Navy, inspired countless women to pursue careers in computer science.  Her unique perspective and achievements as a woman in a male-dominated field provided a much-needed role model for aspiring women in technology, encouraging them to challenge gender stereotypes and pursue their dreams.

We will view video clips of the charming and brilliant Grace Hopper with her wonderful sense of humor as she shares stories and anecdotes of her role in our early computing history.

Event Type(s): Computers & Tech
Age Group(s): All Ages, Adults
Presenter: Craig Lombardi
Craig Lombardi
(203) 797-4505 ext. 7733

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