Talk:Jean Bartik

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Actual name[edit]

Jean Bartik was born Betty Jean Jennings, not Elizabeth Jean Jennings. (The former is the name on her birth certificate; Scott McCartney called her the latter in his book on the ENIAC out of confusion and despite her protestations after reading a prepublication draft of the book.) Robert K S 08:57, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

The Story story on Jean Bartik[edit]

The Story recently interviewed Mrs. Bartik, and may provide some additional information or references for this article. Jouster  (whisper) 18:41, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Jean Bartik/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Wugapodes (talk · contribs) 15:48, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Will review. Wugapodes [thɔk] [kantʃɻɪbz] 15:48, 27 June 2016 (UTC)


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  1. The infobox said she got her GED from the UPenn in 1967, but that is not mentioned in the body of the article. It should be, especially since it seems rather counter intuitive that she received her GED after a BS.
  2. "Bartik described the first public demonstration of the ENIAC in 1946:" is this supposed to be part of the block quote?
  3. "celebrating Bartik's career and the university's contributions to technology, boasts rare one-of-a-kind ENIAC, BINAC and UNIVAC exhibits" This seems a little peacock-y and promotional


On Hold for 7 days pending revisions. Wugapodes [thɔk] [kantʃɻɪbz] 19:17, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

@Wugapodes: Hi, thank you so much for the review! I think I've taken care of everything now. best, Keilana (talk) 21:47, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Promoted Honestly, I thought I had already done this; sorry it slipped my mind! Anyway, a quality article on a topic (women in STEM, for one) that is unfortunately not covered well on Wikipedia. Truly a needed addition, and proudly a quality one. Thank you for the work, and I hope to see you and your content again soon! Wugapodes [thɔk] [kantʃɻɪbz] 00:20, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Relatives source[edit]

First paragraph of "Early life and education" section references some missing page on computer history museum. I've checked recent versions of that page in archive and it contains the same text as . So, the question is where do data about her family come from? Could somebody find a new reference? --Bunyk (talk) 13:10, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

@Keilana:, anyone? --Bunyk (talk) 20:33, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
@Bunyk: I found a couple and added them, hope that helps. Keilana (talk) 22:11, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

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