History of Informatics:. Ada Lovelace. Women and computing?. Manual computations First computer programmers were women Ideal programmers because patience persistence capacity for detail Contributions traditionally been ignored. Augusta Ada Lovelace. First computer programmer in history
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Mathematician Mary Sommerville
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Calculating axn requires 7 multiplications