Gwen Miller on Ada Lovelace
Gwen Miller tells the story of “poetical scientist” and all around cool gal Ada Lovelace, creator of the first computer algorithm… in the 1840’s! Ada was the only person of her day to fully grasp the possibilities for computers, or what were called then “analytical engines.” She realized they could be used not only for crunching numbers, but for music, images, communication… while others only saw limits, this young woman saw the future because of her open and curious mind. Meet the remarkable Ada Lovelace.
Gwen Miller is the VP of Content Strategy for Kin, a digital media and entertainment company that inspires women to discover and
create the life they want. At Kin, Miller runs the social media, distribution, marketing, data, business development and talent relations teams and is tasked with creating a culture where every team member is empowered to use data-driven strategy to create digital video content that audiences love.
Miller’s areas of strategic interest include management of digital video teams, content strategy, audience growth, best-practice development, data-driven analysis, and seeing how many books it’s feasible to read in one year (at last count: 240).
MATHEMATICIAN / COMPUTER PROGRAMMER
Ada Lovelace was a mathematician who saw the potential in Professor Charles Babbage’s designs for what would become the modern computer. Because she saw capabilities in the “computing machine” beyond mere calculation, she is often hailed as one of the first computer programmers.