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Ada Lovelace Day 2013

October 15th, 2013

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Ada Lovelace – pioneer high tech woman.. daughter of Lord Byron. Today is Ada Lovelace day. (Oct 15)

Women in science: a difficult history

Today, as you’ll probably see from many tweets and blog posts, is Ada Lovelace Day. As the Finding Ada website explains, this….
…. aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire.

Nerd Cabaret to womenifying Wikipedia

“No More Lawyers Day” more commonly known as “Ada Lovelace Day” is today 15th October 2013

Helen is a Geek Songstress

Finding Ada

Me too

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Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace – Two High Tech Pioneers

December 9th, 2012

She popularized the term “debugging”

Dec 9.. birthday of Grace Hopper - pioneer Computer Scientist..

Dec 10 – birthday of Ada Lovelace (Daughter of Lord Byron and founder of scientific computing )

Google Ada Lovelace 2012

Ada and Grace At Interface Legacy here.

The real Ada and Grace were instrumental in making computing technology approachable, understandable, and a source of creativity that everyone is welcome to explore. Our virtual Museum guides who share their names are dedicated to continuing this pursuit.

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See Ada cartoon, play and a link to Tilda Swinton as Ada from previous post.
Ada Lovelace 2009, Ada Lovelace 2010 (Previous posts)

Ada Lovelace Day 2010

March 24th, 2010

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What is Ada Lovelace day? Who was she?

Furtherfield Ada Lovelace Project.

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

OpenSecrets org.

Ada Lovelace Inspires Work that Makes Government More Transparent

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Lego Ada (via)

Update: Ada Lovelace voted the most popular technology heroine

Ada Lovelace Day

March 24th, 2009

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)

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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).