Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

As an undergraduate in Computer Sciences, we studied several programming languages and focussed on their unique aspects. One of these was Ada, in which we learnt of the magical “rendezvous” for process synchronisation. A little later someone told me about how Ada was designed and the phrase “Ada is green!” on a postcard he had received. He had explained that there were several proposals for the language and that the Green proposal from CII Honeywell Bull was chosen. I did more research and came upon the fact that the language Ada was named after Ada Lovelace - perhaps the world’s first programmer. See her quotes and notes.

Do check out the Ada Lovelace Day, which being celebrated around the world on October 7th, at the Finding Ada website.

And on Twitter, keep a track on the #ALD11 hashtag.