Ada Lovelace

Fun Fact: Ada Lovelace's notes on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine contained what is considered the first algorithm intended for machine processing, making her the first computer programmer.

Ada Lovelace, often heralded as the world's first computer programmer, was born into 19th-century aristocracy. Daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, her prowess lay not in literature but in the mathematical realm. Working alongside Charles Babbage, the inventor of the Analytical Engine, Lovelace penned what is recognized as the first computer algorithm. Beyond mere calculations, she envisioned a future where machines could create music or art, showcasing a visionary understanding of computational potential that was centuries ahead of its time.