Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Please join us in commemorating the life of Ada Lovelace by celebrating the achievements â past and present â of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Ada Lovelace was born two centuries ago this year, and is widely recognized as a visionary who saw the potential of computational machines long before the development of the modern computer â a prescience often credited to her devotion to metaphor-heavy âpoeticalâ science. Lovelaceâs mother provided her daughter with a thorough mathematical education, both to dissuade her from following in the footsteps of her father â the famed poet Lord Byron â and to provide her with intellectual and emotional stability.
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