Happy Birthday Ada Byron, b. Dec 10, 1815

[Ada Byron] Digital ID: ps_cps_cd3_047. New York Public Library

Click on this portrait of the teenage Ada Byron to learn about her contribution to the history of computer programming.

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2 responses to “Happy Birthday Ada Byron, b. Dec 10, 1815

  1. She was an interesting person who accomplished a lot in a short life. Hopefully, her image as a computer programming pioneer has inspired other women to enter what was a male-dominated field.

  2. Thanks for dropping by James. There are many conflicting opinions about what her true contribution was. But I don’t think there is much doubt about how important her collaboration with Charles Babbage was. I think she’s a great symbol for national computer education week.

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