Ada Lovelace Day on 24nd of March

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

On the 24nd of March – next Wednesday – the “Ada Lovelace Day” is taking place. If you don’t know Ada Lovelace so far – you should: She lived in the early 19th century, and is known today especially for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. Ada is regarded not only as the first female programmer, she is actually regarded as the world’s first computer programmer.

The “Ada Lovelace Day” celebrates the achievements of women in technology and science and pledges for blog posts about this topic. As the Ubuntu community tries to emphasize the involvement of women in the contribution to the project (e.g. see Ubuntu Women), there might interesting stories about an Ubuntu specific focus on this day’s topic.

I am looking forward the 24nd, there are over 1000 blog post pledges so far. In case you use twitter, have a look at the hash marks #AdaLovelace and #ald10.

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  1. I never cease to be amazed by the kind of people that seem to be so far ahead of their time in what they thought out. Some people are so smart they can already work in the scientific field of tomorrow before that is even started!

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