The accomplishments of women throughout history are hard to come by. So you might not have known that the world's first computer programmer was a woman — or that her name was Ada Lovelace. As an influential proponent and contributor to Charles Babbage's trailblazing number-crunching machines, you owe more to this tech pioneer than you might think.
This year, Oct. 15 marks Ada Lovelace Day, an "international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths." Get to know the "enchantress of numbers," otherwise known as Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, in our roundup of six things you didn't (but need to) know about the female computer whiz.