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The first computer program was written in 1843 by Ada Lovelace, a mathematician. What can her work teach us about the pitfalls of programming? The Economist's @tomstandage  and @stevensonseth  investigate in “The Secret History of the Future”

The Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields. Fellows will receive tuition funding and a $42K stipend annually. Nominate PhD students by August 15:

#4oclockfact Charles Babbage created the first computer - a machine that carried out calculations through levers and gears. But Ada Lovelace was the first to suggest a computer could work on something other than numbers. She wrote the first computer program. #scienceweek ^KR

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We’re accepting nominations for exceptional doctoral students through August 15. Fellows will receive tuition funding and a $42K stipend annually to help advance their research.   MSR Ada Lovelace Fellowship:   MSR PhD Fellowship:

You can read more about Turing, Ada Lovelace and the invention of computing here

This book is a next-level Brooklyn 2nd-grade public school artifact, left to right: Dr. Mae Jemison, possibly Temple Grandin, Basquiat, Harvey Milk, Ada Lovelace, Coco Chanel, (not sure), maybe Wilma Rudolph, Maya Angelou, poss. Gandhi.

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In this letter to Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace proposes a calculation that may be worked out by an engine rather than a human – it’s the first time the idea of a computer programme had been set out in writing. See it in #BLTreasures  #AdaLovelaceDay 

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Ada "The Enchantress of Numbers" Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. (She was right.) #AdaLovelaceDay  #WomenInTech  #AI 

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On #AdaLovelaceDay , we're celebrating #WomenInSTEM  & honouring Ada Lovelace, the world's 1st computer programmer! Here are some women tech heroes you should know: #WomenInScience 

Happy birthday Ada Lovelace, born #onthisday  in 1815. She was an English mathematician and is considered to be the first computer programmer.

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In 1843, a 27-year-old Ada Lovelace imagined the modern-day, general-purpose computer. She is now recognized as the world’s first computer programmer.

A century before the dawn of the computer age, 27-year-old Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program

British mathematician Ada Lovelace, regarded as the world's first computer programmer, born #onthisday  #WomenInSTEM 

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Did you know the first computer programmer was a woman? Happy 199th birthday Ada Lovelace.

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It's Ada Lovelace Day, which aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. #ALD14 

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