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Ada Lovelace came to be known as the First ‘Computer Programmer’(despite literally living during a century before the invention of Computers). She was introduced to Charles Babbage, also known as The Father of the Computer and became close colleagues.
Ada became interested in one of Charles’s designs, also known as the Analytical Engine. And in 1843, Babbage asked Lovelace to translate a description of his engine, which was Italian, and the rest was history.
What she had done was beyond what she was asked to. She made her own notes and realised that the existing computation was more than meets the eye. She basically wrote a program to calculate complicated numbers, also known as the Bernoulli numbers.
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