Her Legacy Lives On
To recognize her work, the US Department of Defense named a software language "Ada" in her honor in 1979. What's more, the Ada Initiative was an entire nonprofit organization that ran from 2011 to 2015. It changed the tech culture by empowering women in the tech industry, hosting annual conferences, penning policies preventing harassment of women at fan conventions and tech meetups, and advising other female support organizations.
It, like Ada herself, has left a legacy for women and technology that won't be forgotten.