(American Computer Scientist, Systems Engineer, and Business Owner)
Birthdate: August 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paoli, Indiana, United States
Credited with coining the term software engineering, computer scientist and systems engineer, Margaret Heafield Hamilton served as the Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, overseeing the development of the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo program. A prolific writer, she is also the founder of two software companies; Higher Order Software and Hamilton Technologies.