March the 24th is the birthday of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. An icon for mathematicians and computer scientists as the first programmer. She developed algorithms that could be run on Babbage‘s analytical engine. For more on the history and relationship between Babbage and Lovelace and some exciting comic adventures twisted round it take a look at 2d goggles.
Ada is also one of the most iconic women in the history of science, so to celibrate that and all the other women who have helped develop science and technology we have “Finding Ada” today. For that I would like to remember a woman whose contribution was not just ahead of its time, it was out of this world: Alicia Boole Stott.
Alicia’s contribution was an intuition that few others have achieved. Though we claim to be able to see in 3d our eyes…
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