200 years ago, the daughter of Lord and Lady Byron, Ada Lovelace, wrote the first computer program – before there was electricity or a computer to make it work. Working with Thomas Babbage on what they called the Analytical Engine, she wrote a step-by-step for how Bernoulli numbers could be coded for the machine. 200 years later, she has been given a dedicated day by Google.
- Write about computers in your life. What do you use computer “devices” to do? – phone, tablet, gaming machine, computer, etc. Get detailed about your favourite things to do? Your frustrations?
- If you were going to be famous, write an imaginative description of what you’d like to be famous for.
- Write a step-by-step set of instructions for something that seems very simple, such as filling a dishwasher, setting the table, washing the dog, etc.