Monday, 19 January 2015

Computing: a woman's industry

In my Daye Jobbe, I work in the computer industry. For the most part, this industry, (like many of the STEM subjects) tends to have more men than women

However, did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman?

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician in the early 19th Century who derived the first algorithm to be used by a machine. That's computer programming, folks.

This is what the first computer program looked like:

While the above algorithm may seem simple, Her Grace marvels that someone thought of it first. Go Ada!

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