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Jean Bartik

1924 - 2011

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Jean Bartik (née Betty Jean Jennings; December 27, 1924 – March 23, 2011) was one of the original six programmers for the ENIAC computer. Bartik studied mathematics in school then began work at the University of Pennsylvania, first manually calculating ballistics trajectories and then using ENIAC to do so. The other five ENIAC programmers were Betty Holberton, Ruth Teitelbaum, Kathleen Antonelli, Marlyn Meltzer, and Frances Spence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Bartik has received more than 218,049 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Bartik is the 114th most popular computer scientist (down from 74th in 2019), the 6,650th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,731st in 2019) and the 68th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Jean Bartik ranks 114 out of 201Before her are Yukihiro Matsumoto, Kenneth E. Iverson, James H. Clark, Michael Stonebraker, Karen Spärck Jones, and Robin Milner. After her are Adele Goldberg, John L. Hennessy, Vitalik Buterin, Annie Easley, Abraham Lempel, and Paul G. Comba.

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Among people born in 1924, Jean Bartik ranks 307Before her are Antonio Creus, Kenneth Noland, Don Knotts, Leonard Rosenman, Norbert Schemansky, and Alexander Esenin-Volpin. After her are Aron Gurevich, Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Audouin Dollfus, Lola Albright, Lia van Leer, and José Lázaro Robles. Among people deceased in 2011, Jean Bartik ranks 278Before her are Tore Sjöstrand, Anna Massey, Lewis Binford, Alenush Terian, Francesco Quinn, and Adrián Escudero. After her are Robert Lamoureux, Klaus-Dieter Sieloff, Maurice Goldhaber, Jack LaLanne, Edmundo Ros, and Daniel Quillen.

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Among people born in United States, Jean Bartik ranks 6,650 out of 18,182Before her are Theobald Smith (1859), Zig Ziglar (1926), Maynard James Keenan (1964), Ben McKenzie (1978), Louise Lasser (1939), and John Hinckley Jr. (1955). After her are Richard Herd (1932), Michael Beck (1949), Oliver Nelson (1932), Russell Banks (1940), R. A. Lafferty (1914), and David Tudor (1926).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Jean Bartik ranks 68Before her are Betty Holberton (1917), Evan Williams (1972), Peter Norton (1943), Scott Fahlman (1948), James H. Clark (1944), and Michael Stonebraker (1943). After her are Adele Goldberg (1945), John L. Hennessy (1952), Annie Easley (1933), Arthur Samuel (1901), Alan Shugart (1930), and Phil Zimmermann (1954).