Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Born two centuries ago, Ada Lovelace was a pioneer of computing science. A true visionary, she recognised for the first time that computers had the potential to do much more than simple calculations.
Some interesting facts about her life:
Unfortunately, Babbage never received enough funding to complete the Analytical Engine, and Lovelace's notes were consigned to history. Thankfully, in the 1950s, her notes were republished, and she started to receive recognition for her idea of a 'computer language' and acknowledgement as the world's First Computer Programmer.
"Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able to fully appreciate, to feel, to seize the unseen, the unconscious."