Hit the X to close...
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]