Ada Lovelace

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Ada Lovelace
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Ada Lovelace

(person)
(1811-1852) The daughter of Lord Byron, who became the world's first programmer while cooperating with Charles Babbage on the design of his mechanical computing engines in the mid-1800s.

The language Ada was named after her.

["Ada, Enchantress of Numbers Prophit of the Computer Age", Betty Alexandra Toole].

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Honoring her lifetime achievements and impact on women in the computing field, the Association for Women in Computing awarded Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz its highest honor: the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award.
The annual award is named for Augusta Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician known as the first computer programmer, and recognizes individuals' outstanding scientific and technical achievements and contributions on behalf of women in computing.