Podcast Episode 54 l Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer

Watercolour portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, circa 1840, possibly by Alfred Edward Chalon
Watercolour portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, circa 1840, possibly by Alfred Edward Chalon
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From the Archives On Ada Lovelace Day: Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to increase their profile in STEM. Founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson, it is now held every year on the second Tuesday of October, as well as to create new role models for girls in these fields. Role models just like Ada King – Countess of Lovelace.

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was born on December 10, 1815. She was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Noel Byron. However, being Lord Byron’s only legitimate child is not her claim to fame.

Ada Lovelace was an extremely brilliant woman, who excelled in mathematics, and today she is widely acknowledged as the first computer programmer.

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