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Betty Holberton (1917-2001) was one of the six…

Betty
Holberton
(1917-2001)
was one of the six female programmers who worked on the ENIAC, the first
general-purpose electronic digital computer. She first worked as one of many women
‘computors’, hired during World War II because of the shortage of men.

She worked for the Moore
School of Engineering, and later for the National Bureau of Standards and the
Navy’s Applied Math Lab. Her awards include the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award and
the IEEE Computer Pioneer Award.