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I've been unable to come up with a birth date for Lois Haibt. However, an article at the Vassar College site states she was part of the class of 1955. Assuming she completed a 4-year program at age 22, that would make her year of birth around 1933. — QuicksilverT @ 20:03, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
- Found a 1934 birthdate in the IEEE Oral History interview. Djembayz (talk) 03:07, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
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In regard to images of Lois Haibt, we were in contact with archivists at the Fortran Specialist Group Committee, the Computer History Museum (as well as sub-project, the Software Preservation Group), the Vassar Quarterly alumni publication, and the Archives and Special Collections Library at Vassar College. None of the people we contacted were able to provide/confirm that an image passes WikiMedia standards (and of course, no images of Ms. Haibt are already on WikiMedia).
If you have an image of her, please post!
There is good use of links and citations. The article is well organized into sections and most information under each section is relevant. Most of the language used and tone is also neutral. However, it would be more concise if you said co-developer of FORTRAN in the box. Since you mentioned "member of ten person team" in the main article. We would also suggest the intro section to be focused solely on Lois. Perhaps, the small detail on FORTRAN could be mentioned later in the article.
"The IBM team spent almost three years creating the programming language FORTRAN, which revolutionized the way people communicate instructions to computers". This sentence could be worded differently to sound more neutral.
Under Education and Career, you could combine the last two sentences and place these in the first line alongside her studies in Vassar College.
"They took breaks by playing chess or having snowball fights in the wintertime." could be omitted as it does not directly link to her education and career.
"She was part of a team of ten young people with varying academic degrees and areas of expertise." could be more concise/specific.