Goldman Sachs:Can You Decode This Message? [UPDATE: Answer Revealed]

 

Our engineers have a new challenge in honor of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing – no matter where you are in the world, see if you can crack the code.

Did you crack the code? The answer is Amazing Grace, one of legendary engineer Grace Hopper’s nicknames.

How to solve: we used the octal numeral system, widely used in computing until COBOL, or “Common Business-Oriented Language”, was pioneered by Grace Hopper in the late 1950’s. Her work in the space earned her a second nickname – Grandma COBOL.

Here’s the key to converting octal to text:

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From:Goldman Sachs Career Blog