“Proud to celebrate #AdaLovelaceDay, highlighting women in STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and their achievements. They all play an important part in encouraging the next generation of young girls to pursue their dreams. Join in, and tag a woman who has inspired you” – Nokia.
“First published description of a stepwise sequence of operations for solving certain mathematical problems and Ada is often referred to as ‘the first programmer’ […] She speculated that the Engine ‘might act upon other things besides number… the Engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent’. The idea of a machine that could manipulate symbols in accordance with rules and that number could represent entities other than quantity mark the fundamental transition from calculation to computation.” – Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) – Computerhistory.org
Proud to share that just last week my daughter participated in STEMfest 2016 at NIU, Northern Illinois University. Here is the video recorded by her school: