Ada Lovelace Posts

Google Doodle Celebrates Ada Lovelace’s 197 Birthday

Today Google has commemorated the 197 birthday of Ada Lovelace as a Google Doodle.  Ada Lovelace is considered the world’s first computer programmer.  She was an English mathematician and writer.  She worked on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer called the Analytical Engine.  The notes that she made on the engine was recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine.  On one day in October every year is Ada Lovelace day.  Next year it will be on Tuesday October 15, 2013 to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Zooey Deschanel May Play Ada Lovelace In Enchantress of Numbers Movie

Zooey Deschanel has been cast to play Ada Lovelace in a movie called Enchantress of Numbers. Lovelace was an English woman, who passed away in 1852, and was known to have wrote the first algorithm processed by a machine. Every year on March 24th, Lovelace’s contributions are celebrated by women working in science and technology. Lovelace translated an Italian mathematician’s memoir about Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. She translated the memoir and included her own notes, which contained a computer program that could have been processed by the Analytical Engine if it was ever built. Bruce Beresford plans to direct the story this fall. [Production Weekly via Gizmodo]