Liskov, an MIT professor, is only the second woman to receive the honor, which carries a $250,000 award. She was recognized for her work in the design of programming languages. Her early work in software design has been the basis of every important computer language since 1975, and underpins every modern computing convenience in people's daily lives. [Dr. Dobb's Portal]
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Little Green Frog
I'm doing career day tomorrow at my daughter's school and I'm a programmer. Maybe I should bring this up. I'm at a loss of what to tell 2nd graders without being too techie.