Ada Lovelace Day needs your support!


26 Responses to “Ada Lovelace Day needs your support!”

  1. winkingskunk says:

    Thanks for posting this.

    I just signed up!

  2. avraamov says:

    #1 posted by KanedaJones:

    i imagine you’re thinking of daphne oram.

  3. Neil H says:

    I’ve just signed up, now it’s time to do some research!
    Cheers for letting us know.

  4. Kieran O'Neill says:

    Hmmm … so I don’t have a blog, but I’ll think about making one just for this.

    However, I reckon I’ll get the Wikipedia page on Janet Thornton up to scratch that day.

  5. Gaudeamus says:

    Oh this is very exciting. I’ve signed up, think I’ll talk about James Tiptree, Jr.

  6. Kieran O'Neill says:

    Hoo boy, and maybe Susan Thunders (although her value as a role model for kids is a little questionable, that woman had spunk, and is a shining example of cyber-feminism)

    (Prostitute, hacker, and poker player extraordinaire, as well as the woman who put Kevin in jail – hell hath no fury…)

    I’m trying to figure out whether this is her now.

  7. Suw says:

    I tried to Digg the pledge and also got an error message. I’ve been told that the whole site is blocked, so I’ve been in touch with Pledgebank and they are doing what they can to get the problem resolved.

    Meantime, feel free to Digg the original Finding Ada blog post:

  8. twobeeshawn says:

    It’s a bit obvious but I never get tired of Hedy Lamarr’s story and it will be a FUN blog, I’m in baby!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I am a high school math teacher. I ordered a poster of Ada Byron Lovlace because I figured girls deserved role models, too!

    My school has gender-segregated math classes in 7th and 8th grade. There are studies that validate both sides of the argument about the effectiveness of such classes, but our anecdotal results are that more girls are taking honors math in high school. Whether there is a causal relationship, I can’t say. But future math majors take heart: there may actually be girls in your classes!

  10. GregLondon says:

    Ever write code using the “Ada” language? The horror. The horror.

  11. skeeto says:

    Before you go praising Grace Hopper, remember she is the one who cursed the world with that unholy language, COBOL. That’s just plain evil.

  12. yish says:

    And this is what happened when I tried to digg it:

  13. KanedaJones says:

    this will give me a chance to blog about either grace hopper, computer pioneer or the two women whose names escape me who were (uncredited) big shots in the BBC radiophonic department all those long years ago before the doctor who theme was made.

  14. zuzu says:

    Rosalind Franklin and the discovery of DNA.

  15. UglyDeafMuslimPunkGurl says:

    Sweet. There are way too many women leaders that I admire, it would be too hard to narrow it down to one.

  16. jmzrbnsn says:

    I know one is Delia Derbyshire.
    Check out the album An Electric Storm by White Noise.

  17. Jake von Slatt says:

    I’m in!

  18. TheLoveOfBeer says:

    Wilma Flintstone and the discovery of fire.

  19. KanedaJones says:

    Right, right.. got that album lying around too.. shame on me.

  20. cathald says:

    just in case someone doesn;t know what Ada did for us all you can find out more about her on

  21. Anonymous says:

    you’d never expect how many great comments i get and great conversations i get into wearing this.

  22. OM says:

    …Where does Linda Lovelace fit in all this?

  23. ultimatecowboy says:

    Why will this happen only if 1000 people sign up?

  24. NZheretic says:

    Someone should mention Joanna Rutkowska, Founder and CEO of Invisible Things Lab, if only for her recent breaking of Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology. It is one bitter pill for those claiming it is possible to create an unbreakable DRM system.

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