Posts Categorised: Lifestyle

  • Written by Mikita Maru, March 28 2022

Women’s History Month: Grace Hopper, Inventor of the First Compiler

Who Was Grace Hopper? Grace Hopper was an American mathematician and rear admiral in the US Navy. She was a pioneer in computer technology for many reasons. One of the major reasons is that she was the inventor of the first compiler and helped to create the UNIVAC 1, the world’s first commercial electronic computer. […]

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  • Written by Mikita Maru, March 23 2022

Women’s History Month: Margaret Hamilton, The First ‘Software Engineer’

Margaret Hamilton is a pioneering computer scientist who created the term ‘software engineer’ and was in charge of the software for the Apollo moon landing in 1969. Let’s delve into how she invented the modern concept of software, and ‘saved’ the moon landing.  The Beginning Hamilton was born on the 17th of August 1936, in […]

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  • Written by Mikita Maru, March 16 2022

Women’s History Month: Joan Ball, Pioneer of Online Dating

People all over the world are using dating apps more than ever, with over 323 million of us currently using them. I say ‘us’ because yes, like many of my peers, I have used them and successfully found a partner on one of them.  A few of my best friends are even about to marry […]

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  • Written by Mikita Maru, March 09 2022

Women’s History Month: Katherine Johnson – The NASA ‘Computer’

Who was Katherine Johnson? Katherine Johnson was born Katherine Coleman on the 26th of August, 1918, in West Virginia, US. Her mother was a schoolteacher and her father a farmer. She was an American mathematician who worked at NASA for over 30 years and had calculated the flight paths for many spacecraft, long before any […]

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  • Written by Mikita Maru, December 26 2021

December 1982: TIME Mag awards man of the year to a PC

TIME magazine has been naming a “Man of the Year” annually since 1927. In 1982, for the first time ever, it broke tradition and gave the award to a machine, the PC.  In the article it said that “there are some occasions, though, when the most significant force in a year’s news is not a […]

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  • Written by Mikita Maru, October 29 2021

Black History Month: Dr Philip Emeagwali

In honour of Black History Month here in the UK, I wanted to highlight one of the top pioneers in the development of the internet, Dr Philip Emeagwali: the program designer of the world’s fastest computer. Early Life Dr Philip Emeagwali, named the ‘Bill Gates of Africa’, was born in 1954 in Nigeria. In high […]

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