The World’s First Computer Programmer

Miss Lovelace's portrait in art nouveau :)
Miss Lovelace’s portrait in art nouveau 🙂

Meet Ada Augusta King, or quite commonly known as Ada Lovelace, daughter of the famous Lord Byron. I’m not really familiar about the technicalities of computers and programming but this woman was able to work with Charles Babbage and designed the first algorithm intended for a machine. Countess Lovelace is also a mathematician and “developed a vision on the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching” (Wikipedia).

I always admired women who dared to go against their stereotypes and remained headstrong amidst the sexism of their generation. 🙂


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