Remembering the World’s First Computer Programmer on International Women’s Day
In 1843, Ada Lovelace wrote a set of extensive notes explaining Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, and included a section widely regarded as the first published algorithm intended to be carried out by a computing machine. In other words, she was the world’s first computer programmer.
It was an early example of how diversity can lead to better decisions and better outcomes. Lovelace, who was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, saw something in computing machines that Babbage did not. While Babbage saw the potential for mathematical calculations, Lovelace saw much more: the potential for manipulating other symbols, including letters or musical notes.
On International Women’s Day, we at Cybera celebrate women’s contributions to the development of technology, and we recognize the value of diversity in the workforce.
In today’s SC Magazine article, Cybera’s Bethany Allee and other women in the security industry reflect on the strides women have made and what has to come next.
Read the full story here: International Women’s Day: A nod to women in security