Anita Borg Computer Scientist
Anita Borg (January 17, 1949 – April 6, 2003) was an American computer scientist. She founded the Institute for Women and Technology (now the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology) and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She was born Anita Borg Naffz in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Palatine, Illinois; Kaneohe, Hawaii; and Mukilteo, Washington. Anita Borg got her first programming job in 1969. Although she loved math while growing up, she did not originally intend to go into computer science and taught herself to program while working at a small insurance company. She earned a doctorate in computer science from New York University in 1981. Her dissertation was on operating system synchronization efficiency. After receiving her Ph.D., Anita Borg spent four years building a fault tolerant Unix-based operating system, first for Auragen Systems Corp. of New Jersey and then with Nixdorf Computer in Germany. In 1986, she began working for Digital Equipment Corporation’s Western Research Laboratory, where she spent 12 years.
|Date of death|
|April 6th, 2003 at age of 54|
|Place of death|
|California, United States of America|
|Cause of death|
1. New York University Colleges/University
New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
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1. Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
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The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is a nonprofit organization founded by computer scientist Anita Borg. The institute’s primary aim is to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. The institute’s most prominent program is the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. Based in Palo Alto, California, the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology is currently headed by Telle Whitney, who co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing with Anita Borg.
2. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration is presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. The 2014 conference was held in Pheonix, Arizona.
1.Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
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