Updated: 01/18/2023 by Computer Hope
Ada Lovelace

In general, a mother is the female parent of a child. With computers, a mother is a female pioneer who has made a significant contribution to the field of computer science. For example, Ada Lovelace (pictured) is the mother of the computer as being the world's first computer programmer and helped Charles Babbage with the analytical engine.


Grace Hopper is another female pioneer often thought of as the mother of the modern computer, like the ones we use today.

Motherboard, Parent and child, The mother of all demos