Ada and The Very First Computer - Tuesday 6th August 2024

Ada and The Very First Computer - Tuesday 6th August 2024
Item Qty To Buy Price
Adult £12.00
Child £8.00
Concession £10.00
Family (1 adult and 2 children) £25.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £32.00
Student £10.00

Description :

Steven Goodwin

We all know that Ada Lovelace is credited as the first computer programmer. But what did she write? What did it do? And how does it work?

In this talk, developer, geek, and digital archaeologist, Steven Goodwin, breaks down the very first program ever written to explain what it does and how it works. He covers the background of Ada and Charles Babbage (the father of computing who designed both the difference and analytical engines), and goes on to simulate the first program in an easy-to-understand manner.

He finishes up with a discussion on the controversy surrounding her involvement in computing, aiming to answer the question once and for all - "Was she really the first programmer?"

The event is on Tuesday 6th August 2024 at 2 pm and will last around 60 minutes including an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Entry to the museum for the whole day is included in the ticket price.

This will be open to all general visitors (all welcome but ideally suited to ages 7+). Please note that all under 14's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Date: Tuesday 6th August 2024

Time: 2 pm

Although the event booking is for a specific time, entry to the Centre is permitted all day. The Centre is open from 10am.

Snacks will be available from our Pac-Lunch Shop. There's plenty of seating for parents :)

Spaces for these exciting hands-on events are limited, so booking is required to ensure your place.

Payment is taken by PayPal immediately. Please print a copy of the receipt that is displayed at the end of the payment process and bring it with you as your e-ticket.

Cancellations: Due to the limited number of places available for this event, we are unable to refund tickets when cancelled less than 7 days before the event. 

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!


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