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The Story of Women Who Changed the World of Technology



Who is Ada Lovelace?

Augusta Ada King, Countess Lovelace, is an English mathematician and writer.

Between 1842 and 1843, Ada Lovelace translated the Italian engineer-mathematician Luigi Menabrea’s article on the engine, supplementing it with her own notes. Ada’s notes include a motorized method of computing the Bernoulli sequence of numbers. Ada’s notes include a motorized method of computing the Bernoulli sequence of numbers.These notes cover the first algorithm written to be processed by a computer, thereby making Ada Lovelace the world’s first computer programmer.

Who is Hedy Lamarr?

Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, Hedy Lamarr is an actress and inventor.

In 1942, at the height of his career, he announced his work in a quite different field. Lamarr and his friend, composer George Antheil, received a patent for the “Secret Communication System”, a radio signaling device. The system, which was designed to win the victory against the German Nazis, was a valuable step in ensuring the security of military communications and mobile phones.

Although he died in 2000, Lamarr was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014 for the development of frequency hopping technology. This feat led to Lamarr being referred to as the “Mother of Wi-Fi”.

Who is Radia Perlman?

Radia Joy Perlman is an American computer programmer and network engineer. Perlman became known as the “Mother of the Internet” after inventing the STP technology. Dr. Perlman has received more than 100 patents for network protocols and methods. She developed and filed 40 of her patents during her tenure at Sun Microsystems. At the end of her time at Sun Microsystems, she was known as the “Distinguished Engineer.”

What is Ada Lovelace's most famous quote?

"Imagination is the discovering faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science."

What is Radia Perlman's most famous quote?

"Start out with finding the right problem to solve. This is a combination of “what customers are asking for”, “what customers don’t even know they want yet” and “what can be solved with something simple to understand and manage.”

Author: Özge Aydın

Published on: March 6, 2023