Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ada Lovelace Day


Tomorrow is 24 of March and it's celebrated as Ada Lovelace Day. What is Ada Lovelace Day? Taken from the official website:
It is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science.
Why would they should celebrate this? Because sometimes women's achievement are not known or acknowledged by many people around the world and their faces are not recognized even though their contributions are very crutial to the evolution of science itself.

What can you do? So simple. Just go to their website and sign up for the pledge and then write a blog post and publish it on March 24 2010. Last year, there were about 2000 people and this year, they are targetting around 3072 people (i don't know why they give this number) and so far, 1600 people has pledged to contribute to this event. They are still missing 1472 pledges to reach their goals.

Who was Ada?
Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software. Read more on our About page, or Wikipedia.