• Dec 27, 1924
    (b.) -
    Mar 23, 2011
    (d.)

Bio/Description

She was born Betty Jean Jennings[1] in Gentry County, Missouri, in 1924 and attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, majoring in mathematics. In 1945, she was hired by the University of Pennsylvania to work for Army Ordnance at Aberdeen Proving Ground. When the ENIAC computer was developed for the purpose of calculating ballistics trajectories, she was selected to be one of its first programmers. Bartik later became part of a group charged with converting the ENIAC into a stored program computer; in the original implementation, ENIAC was programmed by setting dials and changing cable connections. She went on to work on the BINAC and UNIVAC I computers.
  • Date of Birth:

    Dec 27, 1924
  • Date of Death:

    Mar 23, 2011
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Noted For:

    One of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer
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