Ada Lovelace Day Date in the current year: October 13, 2016

Ada Lovelace Day Traditionally women play the role of mothers and they rarely dedicate themselves to scientific research. Even if they do so, their scientific achievements usually stay out of sight, but celebration of Ada Lovelace Day in mid of October may change this situation.

Ada Lovelace Day was created in 2009 in order to raise the profile of women in science, engineering and technology by encouraging people around the world to talk more about the scientific works made by women. The holiday was named in honor of Ada Lovelace, a prominent English mathematician, known as the first programmer.

Ada Lovelace is known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical computer, the Analytical Engine. She translated a short article by Luigi Menabrea about the Engine from Italian into English and later was asked to expand it. Ada understood machine so well, that her final article was three times longer than the original one, and she even wrote the first computer programs for the Analytical Engine.

Ada died at the age of 36 from uterine cancer. Unfortunately, she couldn't become one of the greatest mathematical investigators. However, her achievements are not forgotten and a programming language Ada is named in her honor.

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