22 February 2010

Ada Lovelace Day - Time to Take the Pledge

It's time to take the pledge for the annual Ada Lovelace Day celebration.

What's the deal?

To quote the site:

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.


Ada Lovelace was a 19th century mathematician who wrote the first computer program for a machine called the Analytical Engine invented by Charles Babbage.

It takes place on March 24th and provides an opportunity to blog about and share information about our science & tech heroines. It's just over a month away, so you have plenty of time to do some research and write about a pioneering woman.


2 comments:

Hecate said...

Did you know that she was almost certainly the daughter of the poet Lord Byron? I didn't until recently. Amazing woman.

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE said...

I didn't. Are you pledging? Do you know who you're going to write about?