October 9th Is Ada Lovelace Day – Spread the Word! #ALD18 @findingada
The second Tuesday of October is Ada Lovelace. Here at Adafruit ALD has a special significance, each year we spend the day highlighting a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard.
Check back here on October 9 to get some inspirational stories of women in STEM and remember Ada Lovelace.
Finding Ada has some ways you can get involved and spread the word:
One of the most important things you can do to support Ada Lovelace Day is to help us spread the word. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.