From: James Coleman (jamesc at domain bryhp681.ns-ie.lucent.com)
Date: Tue 27 Apr 1999 - 10:00:53 IST
... the worlds oldest computer programmers?
OH KAY, COMPUTER: Kay Antonelli, one of the
world's first programmers, is visiting Ireland this week
and giving a series of public lectures. Born Kay McNulty
in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 1921, she emigrated to the
US and from 1945 played a leading role in developing the
programs used on ENIAC, the first electronic digital
computer. She married John Mauchly, inventor of
ENIAC, and helped him work on programming its
successor, UNIVAC. (See Computimes, November 30th,
Kay McNulty Mauchly Antonelli (left) and another of the
pioneering programmers, Jean Bartik, will be speaking at
the University of Limerick today (Room 205, Schhman
Building, 11.30), at Dublin City University tomorrow,
and at Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Thursday.
Their work is the subject of a documentary being
produced by the Internet development company searc.ie
and an interview with them is to be broadcast live on the
Web on 44k.com on May 2nd.
anyone catch this or even know about it?
James. thumb sore :(
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