Women in Tech: Pledge for Ada Lovelace

by Kate Brodock on 8 January 2009

Posted in: Outreach

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We’ve signed a pact to blog about Women in Tech on 24 March of this year.

According to PledgeBank:

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Whatever she does, whether she is a sysadmin or a tech entrepreneur, a programmer or a designer, developing software or hardware, a tech journalist or a tech consultant, we want to celebrate her achievements.”

Who was Ada do you ask?

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.

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    In St. James square in London their is a small monument commerating Ada Lovelace. It is just up the square from BP's HQ building.

    Very interesting person with a great personal story.

  • http://www.smallbizlabs.com Steve

    In St. James square in London their is a small monument commerating Ada Lovelace. It is just up the square from BP's HQ building.

    Very interesting person with a great personal story.

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