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Grace Hopper Organizes the First Symposium on Software (May 13 – May 14, 1954)


Programmer Grace Hopper organized the first symposium strictly on software for the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C. It took place on May 13 and 14, 1954, and was attended by over 200 people. The published proceedings were entitled Symposium on Automatic Programming for Digital Computers (1954). (See Reading 9.6.)

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