“The most important thing I’ve accomplished, other than building the compiler, is training young people. They come to me, you know, and say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ I say, ‘Try it.’ And I back ’em up. They need that. I keep track of them as they get older and I stir ’em up at intervals so they don’t forget to take chances.“
If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
In honor of every feminine presenting person who has done coding for Fiberworld (and that’s a lot of them!) we’ve decided to name our Fiberworld 2021 colorway after Rear Admiral Grace Hopper.
Admiral Hopper was the first to devise the theory of machine-independent programming languages, and the FLOW-MATIC programming language she created using this theory was later extended to create COBOL, an early high-level programming language still in use today. She also earned a Ph.D in mathematics from Yale, and was a mathematics professor at Vassar College. She worked on the Harvard Mark I team, and then on the UNIVAC I. Admiral Hopper also developed the implimentation of standards for testing computer systems and components used for programming languages such as FORTRAN and COBOL.
One other thing Admiral Hopper was famous for, despite it being against Navy regulations – was wearing her dress uniform for every presentation and talk she made, even after she officially “retired”.
Note: Please note that Grace Hopper when dyed on our Yak bases or our Silk bases could look significantly different. Please contact us if you have any questions.
A closer look at AHR’s yarn bases.