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Lady Lovelace

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Lady Lovelace

Interdisciplinary, creative, and way ahead of your time – that is what you are. Starting from your own field of research you explore new areas. You recognize great new opportunities. You have  a a playful way of linking disciplines together, as if it's a computer game.

Augusta Ada Byron King, Lady Lovelace (1815-1852) was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer. She also was the first to developed a vision on the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching.

She married William King, 8th Baron King, 1st Earl of Lovelace. Ada was a regular at Court. Acquaintances included Sir David Brewster, Charles Dickens and Michael Faraday.

The computer language Ada was named after Ada Lovelace. "Ada Lovelace Day" is an annual event celebrated in mid-October whose goal is to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.


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