Séminaire Histoire et philosophie de l'informatique : Mark Priestley
Mark Priestley interviendra sur le sujet : Making a place for programmers: a new look at John von Neumann’s “first program’.
Résumé de l'intervention : Some computer workers of the mid-1940s, such as Grace Hopper and the "women of the ENIAC", are often referred to as "the first programmers". However, this term was not in use at the time, and the boundaries around different kinds of computer-related work were very fluid. In this talk I will look at accounts from the 1940s about how to solve problems with computers, and trace the emergence of the new role of "programmer".