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June 1, 2015 AT 2:01 am

Meet the Unsung Female Programmer Behind Atari’s Centipede

Motherboard has a great little video feature on Dona Bailey, the programmer who created the classic Centipede arcade game for Atari.  Dona talks about how she discovered video games in the late 70’s and how she was able to use her experience programming assembly language for automotive computers to land a job programming games at Atari.  It’s fascinating to hear that Centipede was the first arcade game she programmed–way to go!

Meet the Unsung Female Programmer Behind Atari’s Centipede


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