Women in Technology

By Evelina Petrenko, Dina Andruh, and Rodika Vyrlan


As a female living within the 1800’s where women were seen as very low class, Ada Lovelace took a risk to become the first computer programmer which created the primary encounter with electrical technology.

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Significance of Women

Within the 1800's women were degraded and were considered to be less capable and lower than a man. Ada Lovelace had created a great alteration in the way people had their minds set. People were given evidence to clearly see that women were just as intelligent as a male individual, therefore rising the women's stature to a man's.
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Technology Booms

Technology and usage of electrical devices were not common within society within the 1800's. Ada Lovelace helped society move forward by being one of the first computer programmers within history. Usage of computer related devices have aided in improving the world by supplying it with information, which thus led to beneficial devices, and further production in the computer industry. The society in the 21st century have then become very reliant on technology; beneficially within the 1800's the world had their first successful encounter with the beginning of computer production.
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Early Life of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was born in London on December 10, 1815. She showed great interest in mathematics at an early age. Because of her desire to indulge herself in mathematics, she would take advantage of every opportunity to gain knowledge that crossed her path. Her life later ended in 1852.
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Significance of her family genes

Ada Lovelace, born as Augusta Ada Byron, was the only legitimate child of the famous poet Lord George Gordon Byron. However, Lord George Gordon Byron had an illness that made him go mad. Anne Isabella Byron, Ada's mother who remained bitter at her husband promoted Ada's interest in science and mathematics to prevent her from forming her father's illness. Around the age of eight she started experiencing headaches that obscured her vision and then she had measles that paralyzed her for a short period of time. Fortunately, This didn't stop her from developing her mathematical and technological skills.
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Early Invetions

At the age of twelve , Ada Lovelace became interested in flying . She began studying the anatomy of the bird and soon she wrote a book named flyology to present some of her research. To further add on, Ada was very good in algebra, geometry
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Leading to her her Known findings

Around the age of seventeen, Ada Lovelace met Charles Babbage who was a mathematician and inventor; with out a doubt, they had many things in common. Due to Babbage who became Ada's mentor, Ada began studying advanced mathematics with University of London professor Augustus de Morgan. She became fascinated by his research of computers. Charles Babbage soon discovered the difference engine, which was supposed to perform mathematical calculations. Soon, Babbage invented another device ,the analytical engine that was invented to perform more in-depth calculations.
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How Ada began to get into Technology

She was asked to translate an article about the analytical engine from french to English and while doing this she had the chance to study the machine, therefore adding her own thoughts to his research. This event had occurred within the year of 1843 when Ada had elongated his research into her own and thus had it become published.
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The Difference Engine

The denotative definition of the difference engine is an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions. The name derives from the method of divided differences, a way to interpolate or tabulate functions by using a small set of polynomial coefficients
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Ada, first computer programmer

Ada's notes on the machine are known to be the first algorithm to be taken out through a mechanical device. Her notes were found to be very crucial within the history of computers.

Ada soon began to work from Babbage's analytical engine and created a device to calculate Bernoulli numbers. In 1823, an academic journal describing Babbage's analytical engine (an early type of computer) presented a step by step operation that Ada wrote which could calculate the Bernoulli numbers using punch cards.

This calculation for Bernoulli numbers is the main reason why Ada is called the first computer programmer.

The Bernoulli Numbers

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Works Cited

“Bio.Com.” Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://www.biography.com/people/ada-lovelace-20825323>

From this website, we have obtained her life and that her Father was a famous poet but Ada's mother didn't want her to be better.

“Ada Byron King, Countess Of Lovelace.” ada lovelace. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://www.thocp.net/biographies/lovelace_ada.html>

From this cite, we obtained and learned her early life and that she was inspired by math and science and grew to love it.

“Ada Lovelace.” -. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/stories/ada_lovelace.aspx>

From this cite, we learned that Ada met Charles Babbage and interpreted his Analytical Engine with such splendor she was known as "Enchantress of numbers."

“Ada Lovelace Day.” Ada Lovelace Day. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://findingada.com/book/ada-lovelace-victorian-computing-visionary/>

From this website, we learned that Ada was tutored by former Cambridge University professors in classical literature, philosophy, science and maths.

“Ada Lovelace, The First Programmer.” Ada Lovelace, The First Programmer. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://www.i-programmer.info/history/people/173-ada-the-first-programmer-.html>

From this website, we learned that Ada is recognized as being the first computer programmer due to her involvement in Charles Babbage's project to build his Analytical Engines. Their first meeting took place on June 5th 1833 when Babbage demonstrated a portion of his Difference Engine No 1 in London.


“Ada Lovelace Biography.” - Childhood, Life Achievements &amp; Timeline. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ada-lovelace-6234.php>From this website, we obtained that Ada helped Baggage publish a lecture about the Analytical Engine. Her notes spoke about how the &apos;Analytical Engine&apos; was more advanced than previous machines that were built for the purpose of calculations. She claimed that Babbage&apos;s machine could do more than just numerical computations, and went on to explain its operations in detail.Read more at http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ada-lovelace-6234.php#zyzWE4IGTGZwLCqM.99“Ada Byron King, Countess Of Lovelace.” ada lovelace. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. http://www.thocp.net/biographies/lovelace_ada.htmlFrom this blog/website, we gathered information that Ada also helped Baggage interpret the Difference Engine and improve upon his works also.“Ada Lovelace Day, Celebrating Women In STEM.” COMSOL Blog Ada Lovelace Day Celebrating Women in STEM Comments. N.p., 2014. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. This website thanks and honors Ada on her exploration on the computer and that Ada helped Baggage build the Analytical and the Difference machines.


“Draft Ada Lovelace Picture Book.” Draft Ada Lovelace Picture Book. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. http://www.slideshare.net/cronegeek/draft-ada-lovelace-picture-bookThis website is a mini slideshow about how Ada was expected to be better than her Father who was a famous poet, nonetheless, Ada was tutored and grew to love knowledge about math and science.“Ada: The Enchantress Of Numbers.” Ada: The Enchantress of Numbers. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. http://www.well.com/~adatoole/bio.htmThis website shows Ada&apos;s lifeline and her encounters with Baggage and Ada&apos;s impact on helping him with his machines. Ada cultivated her passion for science and her passion drove her to success and much fame.http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-10tEFZngo2M/UtY19JTog-I/AAAAAAAABBo/0k3ADaT7O2I/s1600/Ada+Lovelace+Quote.jpgThis website is a picture of a quote that Ada said that her head is full of numbers.“Ada Lovelace: Founder Of Scientific Computing.” Ada Lovelace: Founder of Scientific Computing. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. https://www.sdsc.edu/sciencewomen/lovelace.htmlThis website is a brief history of Ada and her short marriage and her computing skills. Ada married William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace and had several children, but nevertheless, she continued her passion.
*https://www.flickr.com/photos/sciencemuseum/9660574685/in/photolist-fHEYhv-4ShZ3-xyvNmo-4un1Tu-c2GEg5-nPah7k-zSpDQp-ebpuAL-47uef-ebiRea-9tqZGh-ebiS5V-ebiRCM-c2HxZd-c2HZNU-8GGC2i-a4k7rK-6KBbUz-c2Jg6m-c2Jied-c2GRCs-c2HNu7-c2H3zw-c2HmEu-c2JbDf-4un29u-c2Jmo3-c2Hocj-idmiFh-c2J5mC-c2Hz1w-c2JcXN-c2H4AY-c2J5Vd-c2GC1f-6pRfxm-c2Hyts-c2Hgfd-c2Jb3L-c2Jh6b-c2J49h-c2GUF1-c2GBgG-c2HRAE-c2H73Y-c2J9pS-c2HqSb-c2JiKW-c2HYKW-p52yNNThis website is a picture of the analytical engine in the Museum of London.*“What Is Difference Engine? - Definition from WhatIs.Com.” WhatIs.com. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/difference-engineThis website shows the definition of a Difference Engine; it was intended to automatically compute mathematical tables.*“Bernoulli Brothers - 18th Century Mathematics - The Story Of Mathematics.” Bernoulli Brothers - 18th Century Mathematics - The Story of Mathematics. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. http://www.storyofmathematics.com/18th_bernoulli.htmlThis website is the history of the Bernoulli Numbers, invented by Jacob and Johann Bernoulli.


“Bright Changes For Women in Technology.” Innov8tiv. N.p., 2014. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. http://innov8tiv.com/bright-changes-women-technology/This website depicts a picture that reveals the idea that women can be raised higher in the technological world by the support of their companies. Women are being raised higher. “30  Organizations For Women in Technology.” N.p., 2012. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. http://tech.co/organizations-women-technology-2012-07This image reveals a strong woman that symbolizes that women can be just as intelligent as any other living individual namely known as men. The electrical signals behind the woman reveal that technology is her strength.“10th Annual MCWT Signature Gala Attracts 60 Companies, Raises $390,000 - MITechNews.” MITechNews. N.p., 2015. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. http://mitechnews.com/entrepreneurs/10th-annual-mcwt-signature-gala-attracts-60-companies-raises-390000/This website deliberately placed a woman with different images circling around her head; these pictures reveal what&apos;s in her mind. She has many ideas that can improve society and better computer science.“Women in Technology - Google Search.” women in technology - Google Search. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. https://www.google.com/search?q=women+in+technology&espv=2&biw=1097&bih=559&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=x&sqi=2&ved=0ahukewjjvstptbzjahubmigkhzagbnuq_auibygc#imgrc=fifrnv3-zcsegm:This website proves that women are very capable of being successful in technology. The women are created equal unto men.“The Most Influential Women In Technology.” Fast Company. N.p., Jan. 2009. Web. 2 Dec. 2015. http://www.fastcompany.com/women-in-tech/2008This website shows that the woman&apos;s symbol is crucial to society&apos;s ability to understand computer science. The symbol demands that women have a right into adding their knowledge to computers.