Grace Brewster Murray was born on December 9, 1906 in New York City.
The first winner of “Computer Science Man of the Year” award from the Data Processing Management Association in 1969
Awarded 40 honorary degrees from universities
First person from the United States and the first woman from any country to be made Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society in 1973
First woman to receive the National Medal of Technology as an individual in 1991
[Grace Hopper appears to be] ‘all Navy’, but when you reach inside, you find a ‘Pirate’ dying to be released” Jay Elliot, author
Grace Hopper Quotes:
“Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, “We’ve always done it this way.” I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise””
“We’re flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge. We’ve tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question.”
“To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.”
“A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.”
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