Free Knowledge Culture Calendar/August 17

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Today is Margaret Hamilton’s birthday. She is credited with naming the discipline of “software engineering“ and legitimizing it, as well as for helping to open the door for more women to enter the field. She was the lead designer of the on-board flight software of the Apollo command module and the Skylab.


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