Frances “Fran” Allen, a pioneer in the world of computing, died on August 4, 2020, the day of her 88th birthday.
🥇1st female IBM Fellow
🥇1st woman to win the Turing Award
🥇The IEEE have created a Frances E. Allen Medal
🥇Recipient of the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award
What a Lady, and when she wasn’t deep diving into tech, she was hiking, climbing mountains, studying environmental issues, and involved in exploratory Arctic and Chinese/Tibet border expeditions.