The word hack in hackweek where it comes from? https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/06/22/hackweek-2018-the-unity-way/ Did you know that the first Hacker was a woman for scientific purposes? We are not allowed to talk about politic here so I will resume it like this: Margherita Hack was a scientist Italian equivalent to Carl Sagan when Italy was not ready for that. We can't compare in magnitude the worldwide known Carl Sagan with Margharita. But for the Italians, she was a reference. Consider also that the national TV never show the series Cosmos. Cosmos was never shown up! She was an astrophysicist and scientific disseminator via TV, books later Youtube fighting astrology horoscopes she found the magazine L'Astronomia. Since the 1940s she uses to be around "Campo di Marte" Firenze (old astronomical observatory). If you consider that she was an atheist communist woman you can understand why she did not get much attention in the big media as a public figure and need for work outside Italy. She worked at many American and European observatories 50s. 1957, discover a double star when she was in Berkeley using the largest telescope in the world. The extraordinary thing was that, before that, we all know that the word Hack comes from the M.I.T. but very few people know the real story behind the scenes that I'm going to tell you: Where the word "hack" comes from; At the M.I.T. , when she was working on satellite data, the pc that was receiving the data was locked in a room by a vacation closed door. Her technological skills level let her access to that scientific data and continue the research releasing the public information to the other scientific coworkers. "In the MIT at launch time rumours of working on a computer for scientific reasons started as well as the word it was Hack..."(draft translation), Margherita Hack Unfortunately, I lost the video interview with Margherita when she was old and describes the episode. But if you find it on Youtube in the section where she describes the episode pass the link.