While the article correctly stated that ENIAC
was conceived and eventually used to calculate artillery firing tables, it omitted its first--and at the time still classified purpose--solving mathematical problems necessary to build the first atom bombs.
My schoolmates and I used to impress one another by knowing what ENIAC
ONCE UPON a time, women were relatively keen on a career in computing; in fact the world's first computer, the 'ENIAC
' was programmed by six female mathematicians back in 1944.
He details the development of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer ENIAC
Inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame along with other ENIAC
women programmers, Jean received many awards and honors for her life achievements in computer science.
It is found in video game history, in the institutionalised erasure of the important women who have made games what they are today, such as Kay McNulty, Betty Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas, and Ruth Lichterman--the six women who programmed ENIAC
, the first general-purpose computer.
Currently, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC
) Classroom Design Prize challenges students to design creative strategies for engaging more women in computer science and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by altering classroom environments.
Participating investors include Digital Garage Inc, Eniac
Ventures, Middleland Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Militello Capital among others.
Jean Jennings Bartik (December 27, 1924 - March 23, 2011) was one of the original programmers for the ENIAC