In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day the next WiSE@Lincoln networking event will be a lunch session held on Tuesday 8th October.
In 1833, Ada Lovelace was introduced to Charles Babbage whom she helped to develop a device called The Analytical Engine; an early predecessor of the modern computer. Lovelace and Babbage worked together closely for many years in order to refine the Engine. Ada found relative fame in 1842 when she expanded on an article by an Italian mathematician, in which she elaborated on the use of machines through the manipulation of symbols. Although Babbage had sketched out programs before, Lovelace’s were the most elaborate and complete, and the first to be published; so she is often referred to as “the first computer programmer”.
Ada Lovelace died of cancer at the age of 36 a few short years after the publication of “Sketch of the Analytical Engine, with Notes from the Translator”. The Analytical Engine remained a vision for many but until Ada’s notes inspired Alan Turing to work on the first modern computers in the 1940s. Ada Lovelace Day was created to celebrate one of the first computer programmers. As the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, Augusta Ada Byron, was brought up by her mother, Annabella after he passed.
WiSE@Lincoln will celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with a networking lunch
- Tuesday 8th October
- 12:00 – 14:00
- University of Lincoln
- Brayford Campus
- Isaac Newton Building Atrium
The Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Group (WiSE@Lincoln) was set up in 2012 as part of our Athena SWAN Activities, The network now sits within the Eleanor Glanville Centre. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other female academics working in science across the University of Lincoln.