Shirley Carter, 22 May-25 May 2018
(item 1) born digital audio of interview with Shirley Carter, a founder of the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), conducted by Georgina Ferry, 22 May 2018. Running time 00:51:08. Topics include:
- (00:00:15) upbringing, family and education
- (00:02:26) Leeds University to study Maths, September 1964
- (00:03:14) experience of programming at Leeds university with ALGOL
- (00:05:08) research place at Leeds University with Roger Fletcher of minimisation and developing algorithms
- (00:07:05) lectureship in Computer Science department at Leeds University and computers used in the lab, 1969
- (00:08:58) moving to work at University of Liverpool in 1971, under Professor Michael Delves
- (00:09:52) collaborative concept behind Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), operations, practices and meetings
- (00:17:20) rehousing Numerical Algorithms Group project to Oxford, communicating and collaborating with institutions in the United States
- (00:20:06) being female in the computing profession
- (00:23:18) tour of Numerical Algorithms Group in United States
- (00:25:48) moving to applications job in the computer lab at University Liverpool, computer science training and library in Liverpool alongside Numerical Algorithms Group involvement
- (00:31:10) programming and systems analysis work for Terry Lipson at McIntyre's mail order company, Liverpool
- (00:33:21) deciding to set up own business, Border Business Systems, with husband Bob Carter
- (00:34:35) specialising in building software for mail sorting and collaborations with Royal Mail, mailsort software and the market for postcode finding
- (00:43:31) life on the farm and in the local community.
(item 2) born digital transcript of interview with Shirley Carter, transcribed 25 May 2018.
- Creation: 22 May-25 May 2018
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Partially closed. An access version of the audio is available.
MS. 15797 digital 5