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Women Behind The ENIAC, Apolllo 11 & The Mac

This is how Margaret describes it: "In this picture, I am standing next to listings of the actual Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) source code. | Andrew Chen #NoteStreamApp #history

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The Great Margaret Hamilton

A interesting pin of woman Margaret Hamilton as lead engineer who wrote code to send a human to the The stack of books gives a hint: This was not CHANCE but - - Intelligence was needed for that just as much as the MILES of a information. A or Great & TINY

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Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

••Margaret Hamilton's Code Got Humans on the Moon + Invented Software Itself!•• Wired article 2015-10-13: in a Man's world, yes, it was/is a woman! ; ) 1960 MIT math undergrad • she did when software was not part of language, nor in NASA/Apollo budget + women were not engineers/programmers

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Margaret Hamilton was the lead software engineer on the team that developed the Apollo flight computer software, and is credited with coining the term "software engineering." As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module tried to land, an error in the flight manual led to an unnecessary radar being left on, overloading the computer. Her robust design allowed it to detect and report overload situations, and to skip lower-priority tasks. The system handled it appropriately and the landing was not aborted.

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“This is Margaret Hamilton, NASA lead software engineer, and this is the Apollo guidance program she wrote.”

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Episode 0847

The Wicked Witch of the West (played by Margaret Hamilton, reprising her role from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz) flies over Sesame Street and loses her broom.

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Margaret Hamilton--If you ever get a chance to see her in anything other than Oz, she's really charming!

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