Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace

unable to retrieve full-text contentLast year, a group of us were lucky enough to visit the U.K. Prime Ministers residence at 10 Downing Street, as part of the Silicon Valley Comes to the U.K. initiative. While there, we asked about some of the paintings on the wall. When we got to a large portrait of a regally dressed woman, our host said and of course, thats Lady Lovelace. So much of world history leaves out or minimizes the contributions of women, and so of course most of us had no idea who she was. You can imagine our surprise when we learned she was considered by some to be the worlds first computer programmerhaving published the first algorithm intended for use on Charles Babbages Analytical Engine.

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December 11th, 2012 @ 10:30am