Daily Archives: January 7, 2009

Signing the pledge – to blog on Ada Lovelace Day

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Well that’s an easy pledge to fulfill – but the topic itself is interesting enough for me to add a reminder to my calendar and actually do this.   Sue pointed me to a blog post about Ada Lovelace and about Ada Lovelace Day which is on Tuesday 24th March 2009.  If you don’t know who Ada Lovelace is, she was actually the first developer – ever.  Wow…

She wrote the worlds first computer program for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.  Read about it here.

So what’s the pledge?

“I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other people will do the same.”

Easy enough.  There are many, many Women in Technology I admire.  The challenge will be just selecting one of them.

So you don’t need to be female to blog about your female role model, or person you admire. You just need to have a blog – and a reminder in your calendar to publish on March 24th.

So go on – sign the pledge – and remember to blog.  To add to your non drinking pledge after the Christmas excesses!

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