Celebrating the birthday of "Amazing" Grace Hopper: Navy Rear Admiral, an accomplished, pioneering computer scientist. Had a hand in programming some of the earliest computers (Mark I & II, UNIVAC) and advocating the development of the earliest programming languages (FORTRAN & COBOL).
She was part of the team that discovered the first (literal) bug in a program when a moth was discovered stuck in a relay of the Mark II computer system. The remains of the moth can be found in the group's log book at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
She was interred with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. She has U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer (USS Hopper) is named for her, as is the Cray XE6 "Hopper" supercomputer at NERSC. The U.S. Naval Academy will also name its future cyber building after her as well. ... See MoreSee Less