Ada Lovelace was the world’s first computer programmer in the 1840s. Her work was not discovered or credited until the 1950s. She wrote an algorithm that was published and intended to be implemented on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine – the first modern computer.
Unfortunately, their vision was never truly realized as the project to build the computer didn’t take off due to a lack of funding. Even still, Ada pioneered a path that made an impact on computer science forever.
Did you also know that there’s a programming language, “Ada”, named in her honor by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1980?