Planning to be a math teacher but needing to pay off her student loans, in 1957 Fran Allen took what she intended to be a temporary job as a programmer at IBM Research. Her first assignment: teach resistive IBM scientists the newly invented language Fortran.
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Seibel, P. (2009). Fran Allen. In: Coders at Work. Apress. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-1949-1_13
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