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Jill Hoare, 6-17 Oct 2018

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MS. 15797 digital 10

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(item 1) born digital audio of interview with Jill Hoare, former programmer for Elliott Brothers and the NHS. Interview conducted by Georgina Ferry, 6 Oct 2018. Running time 00:44:11, topics include:
  1. (00:00:12) family life and schooling
  2. (00:02:45) general degree in Physics and Maths at Kings College, London, 1953-1956
  3. (00:05:13) applications to Elliott Brothers as a programmer
  4. (00:06:39) women computing staff at Elliott 1956-1962
  5. (00:07:23) working on a library of scientific routines to make available for use
  6. (00:08:33) staff writing own auto-codes
  7. (00:11:33) working with paper tape at Elliott, developments at Eliott between 1956-1962
  8. (00:15:10) ALGOL language, difficulties working on full version of ALGOL language for 803 computer
  9. (00:23:44) gender split of staff at Elliott
  10. (00:25:00) family movements after leaving Elliott, moving to Belfast during the Troubles
  11. (00:27:11) voluntary work in Belfast
  12. (00:27:30) moving to California for six months for Stanford University in 1973
  13. (00:33:40) working for the NHS in Oxford, on a hospital admissions system, [named as Fourth Dimensions]
  14. (00:38:37) leaving Oxford for Cambridge, 1999
  15. (00:41:08) puzzle solving as an aspect of computing
  16. (00:43:13) the professional computing community.
(item 2) born digital transcript of interview with Jill Hoare, transcribed 17 Oct 2018.

Dates

  • 6-17 Oct 2018

Extent

2 items

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Closed.

Shelfmark

MS. 15797 digital 10

Existence and Location of Copies

Access copy of audio available at University of Oxford podcasts.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom