Anita Borg

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Birthday
17, 1949
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 6, 2003 (54)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1949
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 6, 2003 (54)

About

Known for her work in the field of computer science, she encouraged the careers of other female computer scientists by founding the Institute for Women and Technology and by starting the Systers listserve for female programmers.

Before Fame

In the early 1980s, she graduated from New York University with a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Trivia

Her numerous scientific honors include the Association for Women in Computing's prestigious Augusta Ada Lovelace Award, the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award, and the Heinz Award.

Family Life

Raised in Illinois, Hawaii, and Washington, she later lived in New York, California, and Germany. She died of a brain tumor at the age of fifty-four.

Associated With

She established a conference series honoring fellow female computer scientist Grace Hopper, called The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.