Google Doodle: Ada Lovelace World’s First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace Google Doodle 2012
Ada Lovelace Google Doodle 2012

Google Doodle: Ada Lovelace World’s First Computer Programmer: Google Honors the British Mathematician Augusta Ada King nee Byron, Countess of Lovelace, Monday at the home page of browser. Touted as the first programmer since she wrote the manipulation of symbols, Ada Lovelace is remembered by the Google team in Moutain View 197th anniversary of her birth.

Ada Lovelace Google Doodle 2012
Ada Lovelace Google Doodle 2012

Once again, the Google team reminds greats through one of his original ‘Doodles’. Writers, artists, scientists, and days on the calendar are chosen by Google to be remembered by all users. On Monday, the protagonist is Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, Ada Lovelace better known for her advances in the field of computer programming.

To do this, Google abandons its usual logo to represent a scene in which Lovelace is the protagonist along with calculating machines and computers. The word Google is composed of a very long spreadsheet Lovelace in which it operates.

Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord George Gordon Byron (yes, the Lord Byron) and Lady Anne Isabella Byron — making her the famed poet’s only legitimate child, described the analytical engine of Charles Babbage and is considered the first programmer, since she wrote the manipulation of symbols according to the rules for a machine of Charles Babbage had not yet been built. She deduced the ability of computers to go beyond the simple calculations of numbers.

[quote type=”medium” align=”justify”] Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent. [/quote]


Ada was the first person to write a program for a programmable computer. She wrote a “Plan” which describes the steps that would calculate the values of the Bernoulli numbers, its first program, which used two loops, which demonstrated the ability to fork Babbage machine. She described how she could calculate trigonometric operations using variables that had Babbage’s machine.

Today Lovelace recognizes as the first person to describe a programming language interpreting general Babbage’s ideas but being recognized full authorship and originality of her contributions.