Why Ada?

Women have contributed to the emergence of the digital age from the very beginning. Among them was Ada Byron Countess of Lovelace (1815–1852), a mathematician now considered a software pioneer, after whom this event is named. In the mid-19th century, she developed a program for Charles Babbage’s “Analytical Engine”, a forerunner of the modern computer which was sadly never completed.

ada lovelace festival

Ada Lovelace Festival is a unique knowledge and networking platform for tech talents and digital professionals of all backgrounds, ages and origins.

Following the spirit of Ada Byron Countess of Lovelace – one of the first and definitely the first female computer programmer, we are celebrating outstanding digital innovation.

More than 700 digital pioneers enjoy the festival’s buzzing atmosphere and benefit from the latest industry and research trends, inspiring success stories, hands-on workshops, the most diverse networking and highly dedicated mentoring sessions.


Designed for sharing industry knowledge and ideas in a lively, buzzing atmosphere, the Ada Lovelace Festival offers added value to participants across all levels in the industry:

For Senior Professionals:
A powerful exchange platform with the latest insights on business, research and leadership skills

For Young Professionals:
Great opportunities for networking with top-class executives, meeting role models and receiving their knowledge and advice

For Students:
A unique way to network with leading IT organisations while seeking inspiration and mentoring