Ada Lovelace Day, 24 March 2010, is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. Women's contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. Ada Lovelace Day aims to redress the balance by encouraging people to highlight the women who have inspired them.Ada Lovelace Day, 24 March 2010 (Thanks, Suw!)
After last year's runaway success, when nearly 2000 people promised to write about their tech heroine, we're ratcheting it up a notch and are asking for 3072 people to sign our new pledge
It's an ambitious target, which is why we need help to get the word out. We need people to not just sign the pledge, but also tell their own networks about it. If everyone who signed up last year persuades one other person to join in this year, we'll meet our target!
All people need to do to take part is pledge and then publish a post any time on Wednesday 24th March 2010. It doesn't matter how new or old the blog is, whether it's text, audio, video or a web comic, what topics it normally covers, what language it's in or what gender the blogger - everyone is invited to take part.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.