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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