Event: Ada Lovelace Day

23Mar09

An online event to commemorate Ada Lovelace, one of the first computer programmers, has begun as the 24th of March begins around the world. The event will draw attention to women in technology, increasing the awareness of role models for young women in this field and celebrating the achievements of women throughout history.

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Whatever she does, whether she is a sysadmin or a tech entrepreneur, a programmer or a designer, developing software or hardware, a tech journalist or a tech consultant, we want to celebrate her achievements.

A map is available to see the blossoming of blog posts as they occur around the world. This event, with over 1,500 people pledging to take part, plays an important role in breaking down gender stereotypes in the work place.

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