As the ages advance and we enter a world filled with newer and newer technologies, we must ask ourselves where the first signs of “life” in the technological field occurred. The current generation is plagued (for lack of a better term) with a fast-paced, technological environment; often times we can thank Steve Jobs for his inventions and contributions to the tech world. But who, really, was one of the first computer programmers? Who was one to set a foundation for all that we know today? None other than Ada Lovelace. Lovelace, an accomplice to Charles Babbage, invented an “Analytical Engine,” which to the current generation, gave a basis for computer programmers to work off of, helping us achieve the technological age we are in today. Not only did she physically help with the creations of Babbage, but she gave him moral support along the way. She wrote essays for Babbage, set up mathematical proportions, and published notes on Babbage and her’s success. In a field dominated by men, Ada Lovelace was of a special kind to be a women working in such fields of technology. Due to this, Lovelace was able to partake in a secret life of gambling. In addition to this, her mother was portrayed as a typical “Victorian” women; Ada Lovelace, however, was portrayed as wildly intelligent, beautiful, and a loud, outlandish spiret. In turn, this made peers and historians alike fixate on her character, giving her power in not only in the technological realm, but giving her power as a women as well.