Who is Ada?

Lady Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is generally thought of as the first programmer.

In 1842 she translated a paper conceptualizing a computer, written by her co-worker Charles Babbage. In the process of translation she amended the paper so that it became four times the length, and she published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine.

ADA is also a strongly typed programming language developed in the 1970’s.

The four rooms at adaconf are named after other pioneers:
Adele Goldberg
Elsa-Karin Boestad-Nilsson
Grace Hopper
Joan Clarke