Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Who shall I blog about on Ada Lovelace Day?

March is Women in History month and I just took the pledge to post about a women in science or technology on March 24th-- Ada Lovelace Day. If you blog, have you taken the pledge?   This is a good way to highlight the many unsung women who serve as role models for girls considering STEM careers -- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

I'd really like to post about someone local so I'm soliciting suggestions for women from the Hudson Valley who might make good candidates.  Here's the guidance provided by the organizers of the event.

  • * Your tech heroine can be alive or a historic figure
  • * She doesn't need to be famous, just someone you admire or who has influenced you
  • * Our definitions of 'tech' and 'science' are deliberately vague, so feel free to stretch them!
  • * If you still can't think of anyone, just take a look around you and write about a colleague, mentor, friends or just someone whose blog you like reading!"
Born Augusta Ada Byron, but now known simply as Ada Lovelace, Lovelace wrote the world’s first computer programs for the Analytical Engine, a general-purpose machine that Charles Babbage  invented in the 1830's.

Please leave your suggestions in the comments, thanks.
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