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#ADA11 Ada Lovelace Day – October 7th, 2011 – Adafruit has 24 hours of posts

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Ada Lovelace Day.

Who is your heroine?

Do you remember which women have influenced you over the years?

Perhaps your maths teacher, one of your university lecturers, or a colleague?

This Ada Lovelace Day on October 7, share your story about a woman — whether an engineer, a scientist, a technologist or mathematician — who has inspired you to become who you are today. Write a blog post, record a podcast, film a video, draw a comic, or pick any other way to talk about the women who have been guiding lights in your life. Give your heroine the credit she deserves!


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3 Comments

  1. Ohhhhhhhh. I always wondered where that came from. Well, now I know. She’s quite an interesting lady. I’d never heard of her.

  2. I had a high school math teacher, Winifred Evans, who not only made math interesting, she took it upon herself to prod me into filling out the applications to get into college and apply for a scholarship that she had researched and determined I could get. She also made a comment to another teacher, Ms. Young, who then repeated it to me: They were sitting next to each other during a school assembly in which I sang. Ms. Young said to Ms. Evans, “I didn’t know Norm could sing,” to which she replied, “Is there anything he can’t do?” That comment gave me the confidence to try things I might not have otherwise, rippling through my life right down to the present moment.

  3. Wow – hard to believe that this year is the first year Wired had a female engineer on the cover! Better late than never, but still!

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