Today would have been Grace Hopper’s 107th birthday. Google even made their doodle about her. Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. This Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic by Zach Weiner illustrates that as long as there is sexism, the Curse of Hopper just gets stronger.
Notice a woman punching in code on a mammoth computer on Google today? That would be Grace Hopper, a computing pioneer known as the "mother" of Cobol (Common Business-Oriented Language), one of the first programming languages to rely on language rather than numerical machine code — a development that paved the way for modern programming. Show More Summary
Today's Google Doodle is for Grace Hopper, pioneering computer scientist who would've celebrated her 107th birthday today. The search engine is pointing to Hopper's achievements to kick off Computer Science Education Week, the centerpiece of which is the Hour of Code project, a fun, hands-on way to get students into programming. Show More Summary
The woman who "taught computers to talk" also strove to help others break down barriers
"Dr. Grace Hopper, director, Systems Research, Remington Rand, half-length portrait, seated, smoking cigarette." The pioneering computer programmer and Navy admiral (1906-1992) is the subject of today's Google Doodle, marking her 107th birthday. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. View full size.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 107th birthday of computer pioneer Grace Hopper (1906-1992) just in time for the “Hour of Code” kicking off Computer Science Education Week. Hopper created COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language,) the program that allows computer to communicate through language as well as numbers. Show More Summary
If you're wondering what's up with today's Google Doodle, it's honoring Grace Hopper, the mathematician who pioneered the use of English-like programming languages. Prior to her work, computers were considered to be glorified calculators and were...
Today’s Google Doodle honors what would have been the 90th birthday of Maria Callas (1923-1977,) who TIME once called, “undisputed queen of the world’s opera” and ”a woman for whom the term prima donna could have been invented.” Callas was as famous for her ferocity as she was for her dominating voice. Show More Summary
Google has created a lovely animated Google Doodle for Thanksgiving. As a motley crew of woodland creatures joins together for a Thanksgiving feast, a fox learns that everyone has something they can bring to the table.
In celebration of Thanksgiving, the world's most prominent search has posted this animated greeting on their home page.
An enchanting tale of joy. And foxes. (Credit: Google/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) What will you bring to your Thanksgiving feast? A pie, perhaps. Or a turkey, some sauvignon blanc and a risque joke you heard at work....Show More Summary
... in today's Google Doodle.Meade will attest that I said "aw" at least 3 times, watching that:How many times did I say "aw"?3.Exactly 3 or at least 3?Exactly 3, at least, but I may have inhibited you.You mean I said "aw" exactly 3Show More Summary
Google shows a lot of festive doodles, Easter Eggs and special decoration. Here are some of them:- The Thanksgiving doodle is actually a video Here's the video: "Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year."- Mr. Show More Summary
TODAY, Google hears a Who. With Doctor Who’s new feature-length special just hours away, a massive new tribute Doodle — the “Whodle” — appears on the search giant’s U.S. home page thanks to a fan. As the British phenomenon marks itsShow More Summary
In case you haven’t heard from EVERY WEBSITE IMAGINABLE, today is the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special (Petco.com has an amazing eight-page slideshow about how K-9 is the real hero of the Whoverse). “The Day of the Doctor” will be simulcast worldwide at 2:50 p.m. Show More Summary
Have you played the Dr Who game on Google yet? It’s the google logo. Which they call a “Doodle” at Google. But since this is a Dr. Who “Doodle” it’s called a “Whodle.” The Google Whodle. The game involves going through a series of steps to retrieve each letter in the word “Google” from various…
At least 4,000 people are going to be really happy if they need to search for something on the web this morning. They all signed a petition asking Google to do a doodle for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, and they got their wish. Google launched its largest doodle ever today: a game, all in the name of the anniversary of Doctor Who. Show More Summary
Today's Google Doodle is of the wibbly-wobbly variety, namely a Doctor Who-themed game celebrating the British TV show's 50th anniversary tomorrow. It's an isometric puzzler reminiscent of 80s Atari classic Crystal Castles, and in it...Show More Summary
As we learned from that TARDIS easter egg back in August, there’s some pretty strong Doctor Who love goin’ on at Google HQ. Today, just in time for the show’s 50th anniversary, the company found another way to fly that Whovian flag. This one’s not quite as hidden as the TARDIS egg, but you’ll still have to know where to look.
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