If you’ve never heard of Grace Hopper, she was a brilliant programmer and a Commodore in the US Navy. This documentary is long overdue.
I will never forget seeing an interview that 60 Minutes did with her in 1983 – I was 11 and I was just blown away to see this woman doing a job that I really had only seen men do in my short lifetime. (Representation matters!) She is the reason that I know how long a nanosecond is – it’s a weird takeaway, but I will never forget it.
It’s easy to think of women in programming being a relatively “new” thing – but it isn’t, and we need to remember that the ladies have been there for a long time.