The beautiful Ada King of England, Countess of Lovelace. Today marks her 197th birthday; she was the pioneering mathematician who is regarded as the world’s first computer programmer. Responsible for the first algorithm designed for Babbage’s Difference Engine, essentially the first early mechanical computer prototype, even if the machine wasn’t built in her short lifetime, she already foresaw and had notes for a future where computers could create music and images. Every October, a day of celebration is held in her honor, designed to raise awareness for women’s achievement in the fields of science and technology.
And of course, every human should be grateful for her work and love of mathematics. You can check out Google’s Doodle to know more about her. Via: Google