Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals (Automatic In , Jean Sammet was a programming language technology manager for the Federal. Jean Sammet: Programming Language. Contributor and Historian, and. ACM President. Thomas J. (Tim) Bergin. American University. Editor: Thomas Haigh. Jean E. Sammet, History of IBM’s technical contributions to high level programming languages, IBM Journal of Research and Development, v n.5, p.

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In she became software technology manager for FSD; in that capacity she continued her general and Ada language responsibilities and also managed a department to assess and advise on software technology for the division.

She dammet published over 50 papers on these subjects.

Jean E. Sammet – Wikipedia

She also started and directed work on other language projects. From August to September she served as chairman of the ACM Committee on Special Interest Groups and Committees, responsible for coordinating activities of 26 technical committees organized by the members.

Retrieved June 11, This view differs from that held by some people who maintain that anything [Emphasis added. As a result I created important files and documents of my own, and became concerned with having other people publish material on their important work so the facts rather that the myths would be known publicly.

Sammet faced resistance from the interest group on numerical analysis in ACM. She turns 89 next month. From to she served as ACM vice president.

Interview with Kubernetes Pioneer Tim Hockin. She spent time working on mathematical analysis problems for clients and ran an analog computer.


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She also taught graduate courses in programming at Adelphi College from to Sammet Image from Mt. She was also the first female president of the Association of Computing Machinery from to Sammet has stated that these conferences were organized based on the recognition of how fundamental programming languages were to different aspects within computing.

Her files have been characterized by two museums as the best in the world for that subject. Silver Spring, Maryland [3]. Sammet fought this determination, stating that her knowledge of New Jersey history did not strengthen her ability to teach mathematics in high school.

She was a member of the first DOD-organized Ada Distinguished Reviewers group throughout its existence and was an original member of the DOD-organized Ada Board a federal advisory committee from its inception until her resignation in In early JanuarySammet began her life as a programmer.

In she was also assigned corporate responsibility for IBM’s activities in Ada standardization. This iean was last edited on 10 Decemberat She holds a B. Our best reads of Miss Sammet organized and supervised the first scientific programming group for Sperry Gyroscope Company, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I was star struck! Retrieved from ” https: But soon Sammet was working at Sperry Corporation, a long-standing electronics company that was first founded in Brooklyn in She has been involved in various other activities involving computing history.

From toshe worked for Sylvania as a staff consultant for programming research and a member of the original COBOL group. Sammet started work in the computer field at Sperry Gyroscope in and supervised the company’s first scientific programming group. In Sammet began looking for a position in education. Atomist Year in Review: Sammet majored in mathematics and took pdogramming courses, which allowed her to be certified to teach high school mathematics in New York.


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Feature image via Teepublic. She was a key member of the group which first developed Cobol inserving as chairman of the Statement Language Task Group and the Editing Committee.

In she became the divisional program manager for Ada, with responsibility for coordinating the strategy and actions for IBM’s Federal Systems Division to start the use of Ada. In her book Programming Languages: The New York Times. Languges month Jacobs finally got to interview her hero for Glamour magazine.

She minored in political science. She has also been active in various other professional organizations and committees in the language and standards areas.

Jean E. Sammet

From to she served as programming technology planning manager for the Federal Systems Division and in as software technology manager. She has given numerous lectures and talks on the subjects of nonnumerical mathematics, symbolic computation, and programming languages general, specific, and historical.

Sammet convinced Ralston to hold a member-office forum prior to their annual conference.