The women who programmed ENIAC

Meet the long-forgotten women who programmed the first all-electric computer, the ENIAC.

” “The Army didn’t want to let this group of women go,” Kleiman says. “All of these women had gone to college at a time when most men in this country didn’t even go to college. So the Army strongly encouraged them to stay, and for the most part, they did, becoming the first professional programmers, the first teachers of modern programming, and the inventors of tools that paved the way for modern software.” ”

(Thanks to Jennie Gist for sending this in!)