Ada Lovelace Trading Card Discovered (PHOTOS)

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A trading card celebrating the work of Ada Lovelace, the mathematician and pioneering 'computer programmer', has been discovered.

Well, it's been discovered in Photoshop on the Huffington Post UK Tech computer... But it counts.

We've created this baseball card as an addition to a growing collection of such cards celebrating the work and lives of some of science's most famous and brilliant minds - and to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day.

adalovelacecardThe original series was made by All Too Flat and includes luminaries such as Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman, and are modelled on original baseball cards.

Ours celebrates the live of Lovelace, whose achievements and symbolic importance are also marked every year as a way to promote the work of women in science and tech.

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and writer, who also wrote the first algorithm intended to be processed by a 'computer'.

The code was supposed to run on Charles Babbage's early mechanical analytical machine, which while it was never completed at the time was later shown to be feasible - as was Lovelace's code.

Today she is remembered as the 'world's first computer programmer' and a visionary who foresaw the importance of computing in the modern world.

Learn more about Ada Lovelace and the day marking her achievements in the following blogs published on the Huffington Post UK today:

Belindar Parmar: Support Ada Lovelace Day

Helena Jidborg Alexander: The Importance of Ada Lovelace Day

Uta Frith: A Factory for Scientific Heroines at the Royal Society of London

All Too Flat's full collection of scientific trading cards can be seen - and purchased - here.

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