Delight in this, the Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was given the name Augusta Ada Byron from her parents Annabella Milbanke and Lord Byron. Ada’s mother had training in mathematics and insisted that her daughter was educated in math as well.

In 1833, Ada saw Babbage’s Analytical Engine demonstrated at a party. She was only seventeen, but what she saw caught her interest. Sometime during 1842 or 1843, Ada translated Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea’s article on the Analytical Engine and added her own notes… in those notes was a computer program.

 

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