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Ada Augusta

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Aubree Gail

on 4 September 2014

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"Ada was the daughter of Lord Byron, who penned a number of works that were very critical of Industrial Revolution technologies and their adverse effects upon the quality of human life."
Lord Byron
Ada is considered the "first programmer" yet her work goes sadly unrecognized because she is a woman and many men in that era took credit away from the women for themselves. Ada did not go unrecognized in later years when a programming language was named in honor of her. It was named by the United States Department of Defense in 1983 and a follow up version was named Ada95.
Significance
The first computer designed by Charles Babbage, this computer developed into more complex designs into what we know as a computer today.
"Ada herself designed many sequences of Babbage's machine's basic operations that added up to substantive mathematical computations. For this reason, she is often called the first programmer. Impressively, she made use of a number of software design elements (such as the loop, in which an operation is repeated until a certain condition occurs -algorithm) that are now fundamental to all programming languages."
The First Programmer
Ada Augusta
a.k.a. Ada Lovelace
Lord Byron was actually a poet, his works inspired inventions especially his speech of 1812
Babbage's Machine
Ada was also the subject of a 1997 film by Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Conceiving Ada.
Sources
VanderLeest, Steven H., and Jeffery Nyhoff. "The First Programmer: Ada Augusta." Ed. Nancy Zylstra. Calvin College, 2005. Web. 1 Sept. 2014.
Augusta Ada Byron
Augusta Ada King
Ada Lovelace
Countess of Lovelace
Born - December 10, 1815
Died - November 27, 1852
Married to William King-Noel
Three children
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