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Ada Lovelace Day is celebrated on different dates each year.
This remarkable woman was a skilled mathematician who is widely acknowledged to be the first person (not the first woman, the first PERSON!) to write computer programmes. In 1843 she wrote programmes that would have run on Charles Babbage’s ‘Analytical Engine’ the first programmable computer which unfortunately never got built.
Ada even predicted that, one day, computers could be used to compose music.
Writer and software consultant Suw Charman-Anderson, who organised an Ada Lovelace Day, explains: ‘Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines.’
Amen to that!