Ada Lovelace Day – Joanna McKay

Ada Lovelace is a woman credited with being the first female computer programmer in the 1800s. Sadly, not many women were encouraged in a love of maths as Ada was so even today in 2009, the gender inequity remains. So today is an international day of blogging about women in technology that are leading the way. In Australia this can feel quite awkward — to give praise to someone here has to be low key,…

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Celebrating the female writer of the first computer program – Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, is apparently credited with being the writer of the first computer program back in the mid 1800s.  Unfortunately, the trend has not been for women to take up maths and computer science in droves.  I’d never heard of her until recently – funny how history books can be. In Second Life, one sim was giving away Ada Lovelace candles — but I was too lazy to enquire…

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