Two well deserved Presidential Medals of Freedom

Came across two news reports that I thought worthy of spreading.

The first is the announcement that Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper has posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. During her lifetime she greatly added to the knowledge of computer sciences, helping create UNIVAC, inventing the first computer compiler, and advancing computer languages. She even gave us the term ‘bug’, and the related ‘debugging.’

The second is the announcement that Margaret Hamilton has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was responsible for developing what we now know about software engineering and how to construct programs. Her work for NASA and approach to developing and testing software allowed the Apollo 11 moon landing to take place rather than be aborted due to a computer error.