F.A.Q.

Ada Lovelace

Who are we named after?

Our organization is named after Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (commonly known as Ada Lovelace) who was a famous English mathematician and writer.  She worked with Charles Babbage on Analytical Engine (the precursor to the modern computer) and invented the first computer algorithm.  As a result, Ada is considered to be the first computer programmer and has been called the “founder of scientific computing”, the “mother of computing”, and the “prophet of the computer age.”

We draw a lot of inspiration from Ada and her story.  Our goal is to inspire diverse current and future generations to be inspired by her as well and continue to push the bounds of STEAM fields… our own future Ada’s.

Are donations to Future Ada tax deductible?

Yes!  We are a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

Who can participate in events and programs?

Unless otherwise specified, our events and programs are open to all people.  A couple of our events and programs have limited participation to under-represented groups in STEAM.  These programs will specifically state that if that is the case.