Barbara Hornbach attended Vassar College where she worked with pioneering computer scientist Winifred Asprey and led the local student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. After her graduation in 1969, she began a career in software development and management with Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois. The interview describes her technical work at Bell (on 4ESS and 5ESS) as well as participation in affirmative action committees and workshops within Bell. During 1980-84, Hornbach chaired a standardization sub-committee within CCITT dealing with human-machine interface standards for telephone switching systems.
This material is based on work funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award B2014-07 “Tripling Women’s Participation in Computing (1965-1985).”
Barbara H. Hornbach, OH 486. Oral history interview by Thomas J. Misa, 10 December 2015, Geneva, Illinois. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Transcript, 55 pp.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award B2014-07 “Tripling Women’s Participation in Computing (1965-1985).”
Hornbach, Barbara H..
Oral history interview with Barbara H. Hornbach.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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