Women’s History Month Challenge, Day 5: Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella.  She was born Augusta Ada Byron and became the Countess of Lovelace in 1838 when her husband, William King became the Earl of Lovelace.  As a young woman she excelled in mathematics and studies that required logical thinking, and her mother encouraged her in these aspects.  She is credited with being the first person to write a computer program (i.e. an algorithm to be processed by a machine) and forsaw the application such programs to tasks besides numerical calculations.

Women’s History Month Challenge, Day 5: Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella.  She was born Augusta Ada Byron and became the Countess of Lovelace in 1838 when her husband, William King became the Earl of Lovelace.  As a young woman she excelled in mathematics and studies that required logical thinking, and her mother encouraged her in these aspects.  She is credited with being the first person to write a computer program (i.e. an algorithm to be processed by a machine) and forsaw the application such programs to tasks besides numerical calculations.

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