I participated in a contest on the Facebook page of Ladies Learning Code – Montreal Chapter, and won a pair of tickets to attend the preview of Hidden Figures or Figures of the Shadow! Since I had the chance to watch this film before it was released in Canada and the United States, I felt that I was going to share my appreciation of this film.
This film is about the life of African-American and mathematician Katherine Johnson as well as two of her colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. They helped NASA gain ground in the Race to Space. Using their calculations, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to perform a complete orbit of the Earth.