Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Jean Jennings Bartik
Born: December 27, 1924 in Gentry County, Missouri USA
Death: March 23, 2011 (Age: 87)
Computer related contributions
- She was one of the world’s first computer programmers. Bartik worked on the original digital computer, the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer).
- In the past, the word "computer" originally referred to a job title for a human being. Bartik was hired as a "human computer" by the US Army after graduating in 1945.
Honors and awards
- Fellow Award honorees of the Computer History Museum (2008)
- IEEE Computer Pioneer Award (2008)