In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Sixty-five years later their story has finally been told.
The Computer History Museum welcomes filmmaker LeAnn Erickson during her year long screening tour of the documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII. Ms. Erickson will screen the film and conduct a Question/Answer session to follow.
This one hour documentary shares the little known story of a group of female mathematicians who did secret ballistics research for the US Army during WWII, a handful of whom went on to serve as the programmers of ENIAC, the first electronic computer. Jean Jennings Bartik, a Computer History Museum Fellow, appears in the film, along with other female 'human computers' and two veterans who used their ballistics work.
Free to Attend
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043