DATE & TIME
Sunday, March 06, 2011
4 p.m. Film Begins
5:30 p.m. Revolution Tour
Free to Attend
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Call (650) 810-1898 for information.
ABSTRACT OF TALK
In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Sixty-five years later their story has finally been told.
The Computer History Museum welcomes filmmaker LeAnn Erickson during her year long screening tour of the documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII. Ms. Erickson will screen the film and conduct a Question/Answer session to follow.
This one hour documentary shares the little known story of a group of female mathematicians who did secret ballistics research for the US Army during WWII, a handful of whom went on to serve as the programmers of ENIAC, the first electronic computer. Jean Jennings Bartik, a Computer History Museum Fellow, appears in the film, along with other female 'human computers' and two veterans who used their ballistics work.
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