Today is Ada Lovelace day

Dear imaginary readers, today we celebrate a special day. It’s Ada Lovelace day!

This day is meant to be an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Ada Lovelace, “analyst and metaphysician” who did “poetical science”, is known for her work on the first 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. The first computer programmer was a woman.

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You can find the whole comic and many other interesting ones in Sydney Padua website.

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One thought on “Today is Ada Lovelace day”

  1. Reblogged this on nonsolochimica and commented:

    Oggi é il giorno in cui viene ricordata Ada Lovelace, “analista e studiosa di metafisica”, dedita alla “scienza poetica”, da molti considerata come colei che per prima ha concepito un algoritmo applicato ad una macchina.

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