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October 13, 2014 AT 1:01 pm

ALD 2014 has begun! #ALD14 @FindingAda

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ALD 2014 has begun!

Ada Lovelace Day begins!

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on Kiritimati Island, Ada Lovelace Day has just begun. Also known as Christmas Island, the coral atoll is situated in the Line Islands and is a part of the Republic of Kiribati. It lies 14 hours ahead of GMT/UTC, but doesn’t adjust its clocks for summer time so it is currently 13 hours ahead of the UK, which is still on British Summer Time.

The day of 14 October continues for a mindbending 50 hours, until midnight on Baker Island and Howland Island, two uninhabited atolls which are actually further west than Kiritimati Island but which sit on the other side of the International Date Line. Both islands are 12 hours behind GMT/UTC, or 13 hours behind BST.

This gives you a full 50 hours to write a blog post about a woman in science, technology, engineering and math…

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