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Who's Who in IT: Question #5

Who's Who in IT: Question #5


 

 
Use the clues below to help you identify an important person in IT.

- In 1943, I joined the United States Naval Reserve and was assigned to Harvard University's Cruft Laboratories, where I became the first programmer for the Navy's Mark I computer.

- I am credited with developing the first compiler and published the first paper on compilers in 1952.

- I returned to active duty in the Navy in 1967 and eventually held the rank of Rear Admiral.

- The New York Times says I may be remembered most for saying "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission".

Who am I? _________________________________


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Answer: Admiral Grace Hopper.

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