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Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery aaa ccccccc mmmmm mmmmm a a cc cc mm mm mm mm aa aa cc c mm mm mm mm aaaaaaaaa cc mm mmm mm aa aa cc c mm m mm MEETING NOTICE aa aa cc cc mm mm aa aa cccccccc mm mm Program: Women: The First Programmers Speaker: Jane Bartik, JaneBartik@yahoo.com About the Topic Jean J. Bartik was one of the six original programmers, all women, on the ENIAC which launched the modern computer industry. Toward the end of her life she came to Poughkeespie to be close to her daughter, Jane Bartik. Jane will recall her mother's stories of that time, both from talks with her mother and from some notes Jean compiled, called "Technical Camelot". Online background information: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buAYHonF968 2. New York Times obituary on April 7, 2011, at www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/business/08bartik.html?_r=0. (Subscription may be required.) About the speaker Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Douglass College of Rutgers University in 1981. She took a computer science 101 course in her first semester there thinking that "mom and dad are in computers, so I should give it a try". She enjoyed the course even though freshmen had to use punch cards(!) and she has not looked back since. Jane started with IBM in Dutchess County after college graduation and is currently a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Systems and Technology Group doing hardware performance analysis of mainframe systems. Jane has received three Outstanding Technical Achievement awards, a Division award, and a Corporate award from IBM and has reached a 3rd level patent plateau. When: 7:30 pm, Monday, April 21, 2014 Where: Presentation Room (2d floor, Rm 2023) Hancock Center, Marist College Directions: Building 15 on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Parking: You can park at black dot Number 27 on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html or in the lot east of Route 9, southeast of the former Main Entrance. Cost: Free and open to the public Dinner: 6 pm, Palace Diner, 845.473.1576 Map and menu: www.thepalacediner.com All are welcome to join us for dinner. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings. Refreshments are served after the meeting. For further information, email collier@acm.org or call 845.522.1971. P - L - E - A - S - E P - O - S - T

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