Today Is Ada Lovelace Day 2020!! #ALD20 @findingada

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Today is dedicated to the celebration of Ada Lovelace. This is a day aimed at raising the profile of women in STEM and finding a new generation of role models!

Get ready for a day full of inspiration. We are going to post stories of ‘Adas’ in the making all day long!

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More on the worlds first computer programer from The New Yorker:

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When Ada Lovelace was twelve years old, she wanted to fly. She approached the problem methodically, examining birds and investigating various materials that could serve as wings—feathers, paper, silk. In the course of her research, which began in February, 1828, according to her biographer Betty Alexandra Toole, Ada wrote and illustrated a guide called “Flyology,” to record her findings. She toiled away on this project until her mother reprimanded her for neglecting her studies, which were meant to set her on a rational course, not a fanciful one.

Check back here all day to get some inspirational stories of women in STEM and remember Ada Lovelace.



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Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Today, in honor of Ada Lovelace, the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas” alongside historical women that have made impacts in science and math.


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