Betty Holberton

Frances Elizabeth Holberton (March 7, 1917 – December 8, 2001) was an American computer scientist who was one of the six original programmers of the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC. The other five ENIAC programmers were Jean Bartik, Ruth Teitelbaum, Kathleen Antonelli, Marlyn Meltzer, and Frances Spence.

Holberton invented breakpoints in computer debugging.

On her first day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania, her math professor asked her if she wouldn’t be better off at home raising children.

Source: Betty Holberton – Wikipedia

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