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Comment Re:Can you think of any famous female programmers? (Score 5, Informative) 347 347

How about Frances E. Allen ?
First female IBM Fellow and first woman to win the Turing Award, yet no one seems to have mentioned her. I think she qualifies!

Also, there's a wikipedia article about women in computing, which I didn't see linked here.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)