Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day honoring the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The observance aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM.
Ada Lovelace, born in 1852 England, was a mathematician with a brilliant mind. She became interested in Charles Babbage’s mechanical computing machine, the Analytical Engine. Lovelace wrote the first algorithm for the machine. As a result, Lovelace is considered the world’s first computer programmer.