Calculating Woman

A is for Ada

And for Algorithm

Algorithm is a word that has gone from the confines of math textbooks to everyday parlance, especially for anyone in computers, finance, or even compensation. 

Did you know that the person credited for creating the first computer algorithm was Ada Knight, Lady Lovelace? 

In a short (1815 to 1852) but rather extraordinary life her passion for mathematics led to a collaboration with Charles Babbage, who many consider the father of the computer. 

Read more about her, her life, her contributions to mathematics, and her rather famous literary parentage.


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