Ada Lovelace was the daughter of poet Lord Byron and mathematician Lady Byron. She was a talented mathematician and – it has been argued – one of the first ever computer programmers.
Ada Lovelace IS KNOWN FOR...
- Working on the Analytical Engine with fellow British scientist Charles Babbage
- Proposing that a computer could have applications other than pure calculation
- Publishing the very first computer algorithm
Ada, a computer language created for the United States Department of Defense in 1980, was named after Ada Lovelace.
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