The ENIAC Six: The Inventors of Computer Programming | Episode 70


During World War 2, scientists developed a machine called THE ENIAC that they thought might be able to take the burden of computing intricate ballistics computations off of the human "computers", usually women, hired for the task. The problem was, they needed someone to program the machine, and that had never been done before. Enter the ENIAC programmers - six women computers hired to take on the task of programming the very first machine computer. Little did they know the impact this job would have on society, and the pure fact that a group of six women quite literally invented computer programming was lost to history - until now. Their names are: Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances Snyder Holberton, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence, and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum.

INTRO - 11:35 | Deanna shares a Buzzfeed listacle of things Americans have a tendency to say, as observed by other nations.

12:30 - 50:15 | Hannah blows our mind by revealing that computer programming and the foundation for all computer technology was essentially invented by women; The ENIAC 6.


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