Frances Spence

Frances Spence (1922-2012), born in Philadelphia, was one of the original six programmers for the first electronic digital computer (the ENIAC). Six women–all amazing in math–worked as “human computers” on this ground breaking machine called ENIAC.She was also associated with the analog computing machine known as a Differntial Analyzer, which calculated ballistics equations during the war. When the war ended, Frances continued working with the ENIAC.