I’ve just signed the Ada Lovelace Day pledge and I invite you to do the same.
I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other people will do the same.
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums.
She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage‘s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.
So it’s safe to say she was the first Girl Geek.