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Helen Clark (Helen Jackson): Interview

Interviewee: Helen Jackson (nee Clark), DOB: June 1936
Status of Interview: The Interview is part of LBS Oral History Project but was not a recorded interview, the transcript compiled by interviewer Helen Jackson’s husband Michael. 
Interviewer: Michael Jackson  
Date of Interview: March 2021
Editor: Michael Jackson

Joined LEO: September 1957
Role in LEO:  Application Programmer

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.

Copyright: LEO Computers Society
Restrictions: none known

Date : 2021

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH64033. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Helen Clark (Helen Jackson): Interview

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