Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day (via)

Let’s hear it for women in technology
Today we celebrate the memory of Ada Lovelace, widely recognized as the world’s first computer programmer

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Why today (March 24) – it is not her birthday? Why did this subject come up? We are happy to celebrate anyway.

Furtherfield Ada Lovelace Project.

Finding Ada -(Bringing women in technology to the fore)

There is also Marie Curie of course, blog around or twitter around to find more great women scientists.

Flash Ada <> <> <> <> <> Twitter Ada and cartoon Ada (below)


Peforming Ada Lovelace adalovelace1

In this article Ada appended a set of notes detailing a plan for calculating Bernoulli numbers with the Engine. Historians now recognize this plan as the world’s first computer program.
Performance Excerpt:
Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent.

Commentary on Conceiving Ada – Tilda Swinton as Ada in a film adapted by Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Michael Mattis did not like the film – Repurposing Ada (salon)

Lord Byron was her father, here is a long postscript about the programming language named in her honor (scroll down – for programmers only).