Considered the “first computer programmer,” Ada Lovelace was born in 1815 in what is now London to the famed poet Lord Byron and his then-wife, Annabella, also a mathematician. She is the first person to recognise that the general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine, had applications beyond pure calculation, and to have published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by the machine. This earned her the title of “first computer programmer.” Lovelace’s notes on the Analytical Engine are important in the history of computers containing what many consider to be the first computer program—that is, an algorithm designed to be carried out by a machine. Realizing the potential of the device beyond number crunching, she wrote in her notes about the capabilities of computing devices and anticipated their implications before they were fully realized. This mindset allowed for her to question how individuals and society can relate to technology as collaborative tools.