Grace Hopper (1906-1992) was an accomplished mathematician who joined the Navy as a Lieutenant, where she became a computer programming pioneer who used her theory of machine-independent programming to create the first computer compiler, and then the first English-like programming language.
She enabled the programming languages of today, such as the ones we use in our marine technology.
She was promoted up the Navy ranks to Rear Admiral and was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal for her lifelong achievements.
She was also the first woman to hold the title of distinguished fellow (oh the irony!) of the British Computer Society.
As a company determined to move the naval/marine industry into a new era of technology, we must acknowledge the women in industry who broke the mould.
We hope we can continue with Grace’s outlook –
‘The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way”.’
image – Grace Hopper, credit to inventionandtech.com