Betty Snyder Holberton

Betty Snyder Holberton (1917- 2001) was one of the six original programmers on the first electronic digital computer, the ENIAC during WWII. It was often joked that she was someone who “solved more problems in her sleep than other people did awake.”  She wrote one of the first SORT/MERGE systems using a deck of playing cards, to develop the binary sort function that we all use today.

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