Ada Lovelace the first computer programmer is celebrated on the second Tuesday in October as ‘Ada Lovelace Day‘ (since 2009). The 2020 Ada Lovelace Day is Tuesday 13 October. For events on this day see here.
- For dates for next 100 years go here.
- Google doodle on Ada (her 197th birthday on 10 December 2012).
- July 2016 at MEI conference Sue de Pomerai led a session on Ada. Her presentation is here.
- An article from the Conversation about Ada Lovelace argues that more women are needed in computing.
- Biographical data and more pictures at the excellent Mac Tutor History of Mathematics site.
- A short article Mathematical winters: Ada Lovelace, 200 years on by Ursula Martin includes a daguerreotype of her and a page of her calculations as well as a short history.
|Radio and TV programmes||Link and info||Comment|
|Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing|| TV – 1 hour (Hannah Fry)
(may not be available) August 2019
Also more available
|Great Lives: Konnie Huq on Ada Lovelace (you’ll need free BBC account: Starts 1 minute in)||Radio – 30 minutes
|The Letters of Ada Lovelace||Radio – 2 x 30 minutes||Not currently available|
The Science Museum now contains a Mathematics section in the Winton Gallery. Left below shows photos of Babbage’s analytical engine; right shows a poster about STEM careers available here from Ada Lovelace Day website (there is much more of interest there too).
For linked merchandise from Amazon, books, other posters, stickers etc see Ada Lovelace merchandise or click on one of the titles below.