Quickhit: Remember Ada

The first post I made on geekfeminism.org mentioned that Ada Lovelace Day was approaching. That day, March 24th, is now merely hours away.

Celebrated for the first time last year, Ada Lovelace Day is a day when those of us who curate blogs take the time to write about women in IT and Science fields whom we respect and whose achievements we believe are deserving of acknowledgement.

Get your writing hats on!

[From Mary: Also, as you make your Ada Lovelace Day posts, feel free to comment on this thread with a link to your post and a short excerpt. You can also add your post to your profile once you’ve pledged at findingada.com.]

7 thoughts on “Quickhit: Remember Ada

  1. Mary

    Skud!:

    I admire Skud for her generalist interests and her leadership. In a decade or so of following her blogs and occasionally contributing to her projects, there’s been Perl hacking, Perl community, fandom, social media, geek feminism, geek etiquette, Freebase…

  2. Restructure!

    Lady Lovelace:

    When I was a young girl and learned about Lady Lovelace, the first computer programmer, I found it deliciously ironic that someone who defied gender stereotypes would have such an absurdly feminine and alliterative name.

  3. Restructure!

    Lady Lovelace:

    When I was a young girl and learned about Lady Lovelace, the first computer programmer, I found it deliciously ironic that someone who defied gender stereotypes would have such an absurdly feminine and alliterative name.

  4. Rick

    Dr Cristina Cifuentes:

    …my thesis on automated decompilation would never have seen the light of day without the work of Dr Cristina Cifuentes — particularly her PhD thesis on Reverse Compilation Techniques. Her research runs head-on into some of the most thorny theoretical problems of computer science — problems like the Halting Problem, which define the limits of what computers can actually do.

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