Jennifer Burns, Musician and Computer Scientist

Jennifer Burns started her career with a degree in music education. When it became challenging to make ends meet as a musician she decided to pursue her passion for technology. She graduated in June 2015 from Oregon State University’s online computer science degree program for post-bacc students. She will be attending graduate school at Carnegie Mellon to study information technology. © OSU 2015.

Margaret Hamilton, MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

In the 1960’s Margaret Hamilton and her team saved the Apollo moon landing. Hamilton is now 78 and runs Hamilton Technologies, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company she founded in 1986. She’s lived to see “software engineering” — a term she coined — grow from a relative backwater in computing into a prestigious profession. Read more about her success on Vox.

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