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Helen Clark (Helen Jackson): Interview
Interviewee: Helen Jackson (nee Clark), DOB: June 1936
Joined LEO: September 1957
Abstract: Born in Wigan. After A levels in 1954 went to Manchester University, and graduated in Maths in 1957. Went for job interviews to English Electric, Vickers Aircraft and LEO. I liked LEO best, particularly the job Appreciation Course, which in those days was a one day elementary programming course and tests on it, with the interview coming after the test results were known, Placed in programming section managed by Jim Smith, which had about 15 programmers working mainly in technical and insurance applications followed in 1961 by being given responsibility for all service bureau application. After writing a major programme for husband Mike took part time job as bookkeeper and as such became early user of PC, later concentrated on voluntary work.
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