Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Watercolor portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (Ada Lovelace)
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Think computers were invented in a garage in California in the 70’s? Think again. We go all the way back to the early 1800’s and learn about the woman who many consider the first computer programmer. New York Times Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back to tell us about the woman who inspired her new book “Enchantress of Numbers.”

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Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Jill Nadeau Producer
  • Jennifer Chiaverini Guest

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