“I was Born with Curiosity”Grace Hopper
Grace Hopper is arguably one of the most admired pioneers in computer programming in the world. Born in 1906, Grace not only witnessed the beginnings of the technological marvels we carry around in our pockets today, but also witnessed a good part of the 20th century, including 2 world wars, men walking on the moon, women winning the right to vote, and the invention of rock and roll. We would be remiss to tell you Grace’s story without also telling the story of the world around her and how it unfolded.
Grace often told the story of her own life starting at the precocious age of 7 when her mother found her taking apart all the alarm clocks in her house. As her mother was fond of saying, Grace was “born with curiosity”, which aided her in much of her life – from studying mathematics to becoming a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.
We hope you’ll join us over the next several months as we research, film, and compile Born with Curiosity and showcase Grace’s life and achievements as well as give a historical look at the creative forces behind computer programming and technological discovery.