Profile of the Day: Ada Lovelace

Posted December 10, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Ada Lovelace

On December 10, 1815, English mathematician Ada Lovelace was born in London, England. Dubbed the “World’s First Computer Programmer,” Lovelace is best remembered for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine contain what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Nearly a century before the first computers were built, Lovelace envisioned a day that a single machine could be programmed for a variety of tasks.

Did you know that Ada Lovelace was the daughter of famed poet Lord Byron?

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