Friday, 7 October 2011

Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day. Its intention, 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.

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was an English writer and mathematician, widely held to have been the first computer programmer. And I have noted her influence within the world of Pax Britannia, having called computer programmes Lovelace algorithms.

She has inspired other steampunk authors as well, noticeably Ian Edginton in his Stickleback stories.

Click on the link to find out more about Ada Lovelace Day.

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