Ada Lovelace Day

Photo Credit: CSEE at UMBC

Today, October 15th 2013, is the day that the world celebrates the mother of programming Ada Lovelace.

Brief Bio by Finding Ada:

Who’s Ada?

“Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer. Close friends with inventor Charles Babbage, Lovelace was intrigued by his Analytical Engine and in 1842, she translated a description of it by italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea. Babbage asked her to expand the article, “as she understood [it] so well”, and this was when she wrote several early ‘computer programs’. Ada Lovelace died of cancer at 36, her potential tragically unfulfilled.”

Photo Credit: The Reconstructionalists

On Ada Lovelace:

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