17:40 - 18:40
Talk (60 min)
Ada Lovelace and The Very First Computer Program
We all know that Ada Lovelace is credited as the first computer programmer. But what did she write? What did it do? And how does it work?
In this inspirational talk, developer, geek, and digital archaeologist, Steven Goodwin, breaks down the very first program ever written to explain what it does and how it works.
We finish up with a discussion on the controversy surrounding Ada's involvement in computing, aiming to answer the question once and for all - "Was she really the first programmer?"