The first female programmer - and her successors

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Ada Lovelace - pioneer of programming

In the 19th century, Ada Lovelace went down in history as the first female programmer. She was a mathematician who became famous for her translation of an article on an analytical machine by Charles Babbage and her own appended notes.

She is considered the first programmer because she recorded extensive comments on the programming of this machine in these notes from 1843. Even then, she recognised the potential in a machine that could be used for more than just numerical calculations. Her vision was that this machine would also be able to process musical notes, letters and pictures.

Ada Lovelace - pioneer of programming

Ada Lovelace, for example, also created a graphical representation of an algorithm for calculating Bernoulli numbers.

... and her successors

At Code Camp we can already welcome around 30% girls who emulate AdaLovelace in their own way. Nevertheless, there is obviously still potential here to significantly increase the proportion of girls. This is especially true in view of the fact that girls are our most loyal participants. They are much more frequently represented in advanced camps than on average.

In addition- more than half of our passionate teachers are women. Get to know some of them on our website.


With this in mind: Come on girls! Join us at Code Camp!


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