Monthly Archives: December 2014

An especially interesting thread about Margaret Hamilton, with much supplementary information, can be found at Hackernews here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8735912

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Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo

Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo

[Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo. Click photo to expand] This is a great photo I just ran across on the internets. It said it was “Margaret Hamilton, Apollo program”, but it didn’t say who Margaret Hamilton was. Margaret Hamilton was the lead software engineer for Project Apollo. It had long been tradition that operating calculating machines was “women’s work”; it was thought to be just keypunching, like typing. Women programmed and operated the …

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