Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace were two pioneers in the IT world, from which we took our name. Why , we believe that its in the putting together of talented and diverse people that great things can happen. When Charles, a talented and much misunderstood inventor and mathematician built the worlds first computer, it would take Ada to develop the computer language and systems that could run on it and so the Industrial Age began. As well as being being the world's first computer geeks, they had a major impact on Manufacturing and Industry through work on Operational Research.
One of the major challenges that Charles Babbage faced during his lifetime was that the quality and experience of engineers was sorely lacking, which hampered his plans to build the difference and analytical engines. He had to develop both the tool sets, designs and people with skills to be able to use them before work could start, much like the IT and internet revolution we are currently seeing. We believe if we had been operating in the 1800's we may have been able to help solve his problem through our proven research and recruitment processes.
Charles Babbage FRS (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871)was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Considered a 'father of the computer' Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbages early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine; thanks to this, she is sometimes considered the world's first computer programmer.
In their name we support Plan 28, an ambitious plan to build Charles Babbage Analytical Engine, to prove the concept of the worlds first computer.