And who is Ada Lovelace might you ask? (And no, she is not related to the other Lovelace we all know.)
Good question. I had no idea until a few moments ago, but since I have a maturing girl nerd in my home (no, it’s not me), I thought I ought to educate you-all about Ada.
Ada Lovelace was born Augusta Ada Byron, December 10th, 1815 in London, England. The interesting thing is she was a writer and a mathematician. She is best known for her help on an “Analytical Engine” that a gentleman by the name of Charles Babbage had been working on – a very large machine that was created to perform arithmetic operations.
It is said that Lovelace’s published article on this machine was Alan Turing’s inspiration, in the 1940s, for building the first modern computer.
How cool is that.
You go Girl!