Women’s History Month: Ada Lovelace

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Bailey Jeff

March 2, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Glasgow students celebrate women who have impacted the world in which we live. Spotlight #1 is Ada Lovelace.

Augusta Ada Byron lived during the 18th century and is one of the most famous mathematicians ever. While living, she created coding for computers before they were created, getting her the title of the first computer programmer ever. Her programming and computer science were not discovered until the 1950s, so she wasn’t recognized for her work and accomplishments until long after her passing. She worked with Charles Babbage who created a prototype for the first computer, while she created the first program.

Ada Lovelace is significant to the Glasgow community because of all the wonderful work she did on computers. In the virtual age we live in, coding and computer programming are at large and Ada Lovelace helped to move our technology forward. Her work also helps us today to connect with our teachers and peers during the pandemic and our friends/family across the globe. The next time you log onto your school computer, remember, there was a lady who once made coding for this computer before it existed.

 

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