Ada Lovelace greatly impacted the development of computing and she is known as the world’s first programmer. She translated a manuscript on the Analytical Engine from Italian to English which allowed more people to read about how to operate the machine, even though it was never built. Lovelace worked a lot with Babbage on his Analytical Engine. She also wrote a large appendix which included methods for calculating a sequence of Bernouli numbers for the Analytical Engine. Lovelace also created a procedure, which manipulated the card-reader to jump to another card in the sequence if a certain condition was satisfied, called the conditional jump. This change allowed computers to go from just computing to almost making decisions about the information being processed because the card-reader could jump to any other card in the sequence.
Ada Lovelace was a British aristocrat so she had many advantages open to her that allowed her to be successful. She had access to the best tutors that helped her with her math and other studies while growing up, the best equipment in a laboratory for her to work with, and she also had access to the latest books to keep up on the research. These allowed her to have access to the most up-to-date information and research. She also had great mathematical talent. At a young age, she could recognize Babbage had made a digital calculator as opposed to an analog calculator. These conditions together allowed her to have a great impact and be successful.