Ada Lovelace’s Legacy for Computation History
Science, Technology & Public Policy
Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages: 8-13
Received: Jul. 16, 2019; Accepted: Nov. 5, 2019; Published: Nov. 11, 2019
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Danilo Morais da Silva, Municipal Coordination of Information Technology, Communication and Research, Porto Velho City Hall, Porto Velho, Brazil
Nadia Moroz Luciani, Municipal Coordination of Information Technology, Communication and Research, Porto Velho City Hall, Porto Velho, Brazil; Parana School of Arts, State University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
Lindamir Salete Casagrande, Municipal Coordination of Information Technology, Communication and Research, Porto Velho City Hall, Porto Velho, Brazil; Post Graduate Program in Technology and Society, Federal Technological University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Silvia Amélia Bim, Municipal Coordination of Information Technology, Communication and Research, Porto Velho City Hall, Porto Velho, Brazil; Academic Department of Informatics, Federal Technological University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
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This scientific and academic paper aims to make a historical review of the female contribution to the history of computing, through a bibliographic research by qualitative methodology of data analysis. So this story begins with Augusta Ada King, Countess Ada Lovelace, a precursor to the field of development and programming in the field of computer technology by developing the first machine-executable algorithm, in this case the Charles Babbage Analytical Engineer. Thus, there is the redemption of female names that have made a major contribution to the development of computer history and which are of utmost importance to connoisseurs of computer science today. It then presents aspects of Ada Lovelace's life, which shows her story from the variations that have reached family relationships and moments of dedication in mathematics studies, as well as her writing talent manifested through poetic science that has resulted in a futuristic vision and that led to imagine the potential of machines long before being used or displayed, thus showing them a human being far ahead of her time and with fantastic ideas for her time, considering that at that time as women they had no rights and no spaces they have today. Thus, she demonstrated that her imagination about artifacts went beyond her usefulness to humans. Finally, we analyze or analyze Ada's thinking left to science and technology, as well as some curiosities about who is a memorable person for humanity to the present day in the field of use, including being celebrated and acclaimed using a date that how to recover. Its memory and have a great worldwide repercussion, as well as a programming language that bears her name and other expressions of rescue of her memory, characterizing a social recognition for a person.
Ada Lovelace, Technology, Development and Programming, Computation History
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Danilo Morais da Silva, Nadia Moroz Luciani, Lindamir Salete Casagrande, Silvia Amélia Bim, Ada Lovelace’s Legacy for Computation History, Science, Technology & Public Policy. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019, pp. 8-13. doi: 10.11648/j.stpp.20190302.11
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