Today is Ada Lovelace Day!!
Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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Graphic from the MakeUseOf article
In How Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer, Changed the World, Matthew Hughes introduces us to Ada herself:
Its [the first computer program ever published] author was Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, more commonly known as Ada Lovelace, and the program was part of an academic article published in the 1840s. And no, that isn’t a typo.
Although Ada was an accomplished writer and mathematician, she’s better known for her contributions to the world of computing. If you’ve ever browsed the Internet, bought something online, or even used a smartphone, you owe her an immeasurable debt.
Read the whole thing.