Grace Hopper has been added to my list of amazing people.
I just found out who she is and am in love with her.
No, but seriously, here is a snippet from her history:
- She was born in 1906.
- Graduated from Vassar college with a degree in mathematics and from Yale with a Master’s degree AND PhD in Mathematics. THIS WAS ALL BEFORE SHE WAS 25!!!!!
- Then she ENLISTED into the US NAVY when WWII came around taking a leave of absence from Vassar college where she was a professor. This one is particularly amazing to me.
- Then she proceeded to be one of the minds behind the development of one of the first modern computer programming languages (COBOL) and the first to coin the term “debugging” when an actual bug was found in the computer system she was working on.
- Became an US NAVY Admiral
- Retired from the NAVY at the age of 79 with a Admiral Ranking.
I have never been more impressed with a person in my lifetime.