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Current Event April 13, 2016

The First Female Computer Programmer


Grace Hopper played an important role in creating the tech world. She left her job as a college professor and joined the Navy Reserve during World War II. Later, she was on the team at Harvard that wrote the first programmable computer code language. She succeeded in a number of male-dominated fields and became an icon in the computer world. Listen to hear more about the woman who helped start the computer revolution.

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AIR DATE: 03/07/2015


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