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Finding Ada: Celebrating Smart Women Everywhere.

I’ve been running around looking for Ada today, because it’s Ada Lovelace Day. Who the heck was Ada?

According to the Finding Ada website “Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software. Read more on Wikipedia.”

Last year, a group of people decided to raise the profile of women in tech and science by getting a pledge from 1,000 people to blog, vlog, report, etc. about a woman they personally admire in those fields on March 24, Ada Lovelace Day.  I was one of the close to 2,000 folks who spoke up to support women in tech. Continue reading

Mena, My Grandma and the Webernets

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, honoring one of the world’s first computer programmers.

To be absolutely transparent, Ada is someone I hadn’t heard of before I saw mention of the Ada Lovelace Day Pledge, which asks 1,000 people to post blogs on March 24 about women in technology whom they admire.

A few notable women that stand out. Marissa Mayer. My close friend Bean. Julia Roy. These women probably couldn’t be more different, but they’re women of my generation with whom I can relate. Continue reading