Ada Lovelace had a huge impact on the digital age,Mathematics and computers. Especially, while being a “computer wiz” in a time when women weren’t looked at as equal. Her childhood was similar to those of today’s time, being raised by a single mother.Nonetheless, Lovelace wasn’t your average teen. When she was 17 years old she attended a demonstration of the Difference Engine by Charles Babbage,another mathematician and inventor of that time. Unlike the other observers who remained in awe or in confusion throughout the presentation, Lovelace fully understood it. In fact, Babbage complimented that she understood it and had a better explanation of the way it worked then even himself. This meeting lead them on to a lifelong duo of contributions.
Babbage dreamt of inventing a calculating engine which he called an Analytical Engine. It was very advanced for their time and the British began to not take him serioius. He began to travel still lecturing on his imaginitive creation. While in Italy during one of his presentations Count Menabrea took thorough notes in hopes of them being published to spread the word about the analytic engine, but in French. Ada Lovelace translated those notes to English and added extensively to them. Her suggestiveness and profoundness was published and today her notes are still referenced along and very helpful to modern programmers . She is seen as one of the first computer programmers and has had a huge hand in the modern computers. Her notes lead to computers today.
Being partnered with Charles Babbage may have played a role in some of the opportunity’s that Lovelace endured. I say this because the majoritiy of women in the 19th century weren’t mathematicians . Most likely, they were limited to being nurturers and housewives. If Ada would have ventured off by herself and even being so young, there is a possibilitiy that she may have not been respected as soon as she was. I think that once people really saw how brilliant she was that truly paved the way for her,being a woman.