Tuesday 16 October marks Ada Lovelace day, an annual event designed to raise the profile of female scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
Ada Lovelace worked with inventor Charles Babbage on plans for an “analytical engine” in the 1800s, now widely regarded as the world’s first computer model – making Ms Lovelace the first computer programmer.
In London a cabaret-style evening of talks, demonstrations and singing, all performed by women, is marking the event, with additional celebrations planned locally in Brazil, Slovenia, Sweden, Italy and America.
BBC News caught up with four of the women taking part in the London event, to find out about the experiences of modern women working in science.
Today is Ada Lovelace day! Celebrating the achievements of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering and math! Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories of women — whether engineers, scientists, technologists or mathematicians — who have inspired you to become who you are today. The aim is to create new role models for girls and women by celebrating amazing women making and doing cool things. If you’re looking for a worldwide Ada Lovelace Day event? Please visit the Finding Ada events page. Be sure to check out all our posts today and from previous years here of amazing women!
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