Top computer award breaks gender barrier after 40 years

Today I saw an interesting article in the L.A. Times: “Top computer award breaks gender barrier after 40 years.” The article is about Frances E. Allen, retired IBM Corp.  computer scientist.  Allen won the A. M. Turing Award for Technical Merit from the Association for Computing Machinery. The award was first given out in 1966 and Allen is the first woman to win. Allen was part of a team that built a computer to break cold war era code.  The article includes some funny anecdotes concerning Allen and her years at IBM Corp.

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