National Ada Lovelace Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: October 15, 2017 is National Ada Lovelace Day.

Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day was produced to celebrate among the first female computer developers.  As the daughter from the poet Lord Byron, Augusta Ada Byron, was raised by her mother, Annabella, after he passed. Her mother feared that they would inherit her father’s poetic temperament, and gave Ada a rigid upbringing of logic, science and mathematics. Ada grew to become intrigued with systems and designed steam flying machines, poring within the scientific magazines of times and adopting the British Industrial revolution.In 1833, Ada Lovelace was brought to Charles Babbage whom she assisted to build up a tool known as The Analytical Engine an earlier predecessor from the modern computer. Lovelace and Babbage labored together carefully for several years to be able to refine the Engine. Ada found relative fame in 1842 when she broadened with an article by an Italian math wizzard, by which she elaborated on using machines with the manipulation of symbols. Although Babbage had drew out programs before, Lovelace’s were the most elaborate and finish, and the first one to be released so she's frequently known to as “the first computer programmer”.Ada Lovelace died of cancer at age 36 a couple of short years following the publication of “Sketch from the Analytical Engine, with Notes in the Translator”. The Analytical Engine continued to be an image for a lot of but until Ada’s notes inspired Alan Turing to operate around the first modern computer systems within the 1940′s.Her passion and vision for technology make her a effective symbol for ladies nowadays of technology.

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Lovelace at 200: Celebrating the High Priestess to Babbage's machines

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Ada Lovelace Day
Ada Lovelace Day

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Norway celebrates Ada Lovelace Day with record-breaking coding class

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Taking stock of women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day
Taking stock of women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day

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In Celebration of Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer

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Meet Countess Ada Lovelace, The World's First Computer Programmer

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