Ada Lovelace the most popular technology heroine

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London, Mar 26 (ANI): Ada Lovelace, who worked with mathematician Charles Babbage in the 1800s, has been voted as the most popular technology heroine.

Up till now, 2,239 people from around the globe have posted blogs, videos and podcasts online nominating their heroines.

March 34 is celebrated as Ada Lovelace Day, dedicated to celebrating women working in the fields of science and technology, reports The BBC.

Events were held in London, Copenhagen, Dresden, Montreal and Brazil to mark the day.

Babbage's invention, the Analytical Engine, formed the basis of modern computing.

Other nominees included scientist Marie Curie, mathematician-turned-actress Hedy Lamarr, programmer Grace Hopper and Lisbeth Salander, fictional creation of the late author Stieg Larsson. (ANI)

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