Ada Lovelace Day 2018
09 Oct 2018



Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, maths – and computing!

Ada Lovelace drawing with the caption, "Mathematician, writer and the world's first programmer"


Credit: STFC

Born in 1815, Ada Lovelace is widely regarded as being the first ever computer programmer. She wrote the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine, and designed an early model for a computer a Century before the first one was built. Her imagination for all things mathematical is what made her so exceptional. Today we celebrate the very many brilliant female minds who​​ excel as computational scientists, software engineers, technicians and the whole variety of STEM careers.


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Contact: O'Sullivan, Marion (STFC,RAL,SC)