Computer Science And Modern Technology Essay

755 Words Sep 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Topic: Ada Lovelace
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the class about Ada Lovelace, and her contribution to computer science and modern technology.

Attention-Getting Device: Most of us use smartphone, and whenever we have a discussion about the contribution of different people in making this device or other computer devices, we often talk about Steve Jobs and Charles Babbage. But we always forget one name while having these discussions; mainly because, most of us never heard that name, and that name is Ada Lovelace.

Introduction: Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer. She worked with Charles Babbage on his early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include, what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is regarded as the first computer programmer. Thesis: All the technologies that we use today would have been impossible to invent without the contribution of Ada Lovelace. Yet, hardly anyone knows about her contribution to computer science, her struggle in life and how she can be an inspiration for millions of people, especially girls, who want to follow her footsteps. Preview Main Points - see underlines in thesis

Body: I. Eda Lovelace was one of the pioneers of Computer Science.
A) While working with Charles Babbage, Babbage and Ada used to send each other letters back and forth filled with fact and fantasy. In…

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