Sunday, September 14, 2008


Would you like to play jeopardy? Ok, here's something for fun that should be a piece of cake if you have aquainted yourself with the conference website. The correct responses are towards the end of the post.

Section: Trivia
Points: 100

Answer 1)
Though controversial, the origin of the term "debugging" is often attributed to her. The following quotes are also attributed to her:

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."

"A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for."

"I believe in having an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out."

Section: Trivia
Points: 200

Answer 2)
He is the recepient of the Grace Murray Hopper Award for the year 2007. About the Grace Murray Hopper Award: An award for $35,000 is awarded every year to an outstanding young computer professional who is selected on the basis of a single recent major technical or service contribution. The award recepient should be 35 years of age or less at the time the qualifying contribution was made.

Section: Trivia
Points: 300

Answer 3)
Making Waves.

Section: Trivia
Points: 400

Answer 4)
She is the CEO of Pixel Qi and the founding CTO of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).

Section: Trivia
Points: 500

Answer 5)
She is currently serving as Chair of SIGPLAN, which is the Special Interest Group on Programming Languages for the ACM. She serves on the steering committee of CRA-W, which is the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women, where she works to encourage more women to pursue research careers in computer science.

Question 1)
Who was Grace Murray Hopper?

Question 2)
Who is Vern Paxson?

Question 3)
What was the theme of the Grace Hopper Conference in the year 2006?

Question 4)
Who is Mary Lou Jepsen?

Question 5)
Who is Kathleen Fisher?

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