Her Name is Margaret Hamilton
Yesterday I saw a lot of gifs going around on some of the great people who were honoured with the Freedom Medal from Obama.
Such wonderful people included Ellen, Tom Hanks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordon, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Bill & Melinda Gates and more. You can see the whole list here.
As the day went by I saw lots of social media praise for many of these and more, well deserved but one woman I felt deserved something more. So I went off to Imgur and put together the post below for Margaret Hamilton. She lead the team for Apollo 11, was Director of the Software Engineering Division at MIT’s Instrumentation Laboratory and considered one of the first “Computer Scientists”, while bringing her daughter in on nights/weekends.
The post went to the “top viral hits” overnight, very unexpected but glad to bring more visibility to a wonderful human in history that received a very well deserved award yesterday and looked humble & awkward standing in front of all those people – I would be as well.
She’s a wonderful human.
Thank you for being an inspiration Margaret Hamilton.