I hope you didn't feel discouraged about being a girl geek by that article awhile back that reported women find technology jobs boring . Buck up, you — not only do you have geeksugar here at your service, there are plenty of fabulous precedents for you like Google's Marissa Mayer , Lifehacker founder and coder Gina Trapani , and a 19th-century girl geek: Ada Lovelace.
Born in 1815 in London, Ada Lovelace is known as the first programmer. Taught to love mathematics by her mother from a young age, she would later write what was known as the world's first computer program for Charles Babbage 's, "analytical engine" — a general purpose, early computer.
To this day, Lovelace is remembered as the first coder and has received a few tributes: the computer language Ada  is named for her, her picture is on Microsoft's holographic authenticity stickers, and The British Computer Society awards a medal to female computer science students in her name.
Thanks for representing, Ada!
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