[Video 359] Melissa Pierce: Grace Murray Hopper: The Original Pirate Hacker

Many programmers (especially older programmers) have heard of Grace Murray Hopper, the American Navy admiral who contributed greatly to the field of programming. But just what did she contribute? How much of an impact did she have on the technology, and on the culture of software? In this talk by Melissa Pierce, it would seem that Hopper was not only a gifted technologist, but also someone who liked to push the envelope — even within the US Navy. If you never knew who Grace Hopper was, and even if you did, this talk is likely to provide you with many insights into a woman whose work has influenced our lives and careers, many decades later.

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