Compiler Pioneer

Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88 (NYT). Allen worked at IBM for 45 years on software compilation, publishing a series of landmark papers on Program Optimization. Allen was the first woman to win the Turing Award and will be honoured by the IEEE with a new medal in her name. In an oral history from 2001, Allen talks about her education, getting a job at IBM, the changing place of women in technology from the 50s to 70s, managing teams, and the rewards of a career in computing. posted by adrianhon (0 comments total)