Yesterday we celebrated Ada Lovelace, the mathematician and daughter of the poet Lord Byron who is often referred to as the world’s first programmer. In 1843, Lovelace wrote the first published description of an algorithm for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, and was the first to express the potential for computers to be useful beyond mathematics. For this, she is also called the “prophet of the computer age.”
In celebrating Ada Lovelace, we recognize all of the women who were, and continue to be, pioneers and contributors in the advancement of computer science. In honor of the day, we asked Linux community members attending LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe this week to show their appreciation by sporting Ada Lovelace pins during the conference. We captured a few of them in this slideshow.