Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Origin== Mother of modern computer science, Grace Hopper put her math and physics degrees to good work by developing the first compiler software to translate different computer languages. While off assignment from the Navy Reserve, she refined her studies into the program COBOL. Its usage of English as a base language before turning into data allowed for easier transcription. When Commander Hopper retired from the Reserve in ’66, the Navy recalled her into active service a year later to install and coordinate COBOL into their systems. Finally retired as an admiral during ’86, Hopper served a total of 42 years with the Navy. A pioneer for the growth of computer science as an engineering field and the inclusion of women, many instances captured her hardworking nature. For example, to quickly explain to busy captains why satellite communications were slow, Hopper would have each hold a foot of wire. That distance was roughly the maximum a transmission of light could travel within a nanosecond. Another time, Hopper and her students ran into a stray moth in one of their computers, the first recorded debugging incident. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Warehouse 13 Artifact Database Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://warehouse-13-artifact-database.fandom.com/wiki/Grace_Hopper’s_Log_Book"