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Frances Allen, Who Pioneered Faster Software for Computers, Dies at 88

Frances Allen, Who Pioneered Faster Software for Computers, Dies at 88

You may not know who Frances Allen is off the top of your head, but you should. Not only was she the first female IBM fellow, but she was also the first woman winner of the prestigious Turing Award. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Allen also pioneered computer compiling —…