Proving ground : the untold story of the six women who programmed the world's first modern computer / Kathy Kleiman.

"After the end of World War II, top-secret research continued across the United States as engineers and programmers rushed to complete their confidential assignments. Among them were six pioneering women, tasked with figuring out how to program the world's first general-purpose, programmab...

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Main Author: Kleiman, Kathy (Author)
Other title:Proving ground : the untold story of the 6 women who programmed the world's 1st modern computer.
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2022.
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • The double doors open
  • Looking for women math majors
  • We were strangers there
  • Nestled in a corner of the base
  • Give other people as much credit as you give yourself
  • We found things in a not very good state
  • Adding machines and radar
  • 3436 Walnut Street
  • The monster in the basement
  • The lost memo
  • "Give Goldstine the money"
  • Dark days of the war
  • "All that machinery just to do one little thing like that"
  • The kissing bridge
  • Are you scared of electricity?
  • Learning it her way
  • Surrounded by vultures
  • The dean's antechamber
  • A new project
  • Divide and conquer
  • A sequencing of the problem
  • A tremendously big thing
  • Programs and pedaling sheets
  • Bench tests and best friends
  • Parallel programming
  • Sines and cosines
  • The ENIAC room is theirs!
  • The last bugs before demonstration day
  • Demonstration day, February 15, 1946
  • A strange afterparty
  • Hundred-year problems and programmers needed
  • The Moore school lectures
  • Their own adventures
  • ENIAC 5 in and around Aberdeen
  • A new life
  • Epilogue.