Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. The international day of celebration helps to teach people about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike.
Ada Lovelace Live!
Join Helen Arney, Dr Suzie Sheehy, Gia Milinovich, Dr Helen Scales, Helen Keen, Dr Alice Bell, Sarah Angliss and Sydney Padua for an entertaining evening of science, technology, comedy and song.
- Experience all manner of wonders, from particle physics to the secrets behind our fridges' hum
- Hear about Mercury 13, a group of women who independently underwent the same astronaut training as the Mercury Seven but never met as a group and never went into space
Ada Lovelace Live! is supported by Women’s Engineering Society, who will be presenting the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award to a newly chartered woman engineer.
- See www.wes.org.uk/ada for more information
Who is Ada Lovelace?
Ada Byron, more commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer. She was chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine.
Between 1842 and 1843 Ada Lovelace translated an article by the Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea on the analytical engine, which she supplemented with a set of notes of her own. These notes include what is today recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine.
Due to her ground-breaking work many consider her to be the world's first computer programmer.
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