Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pledging to post about women in technology

My friend Lauren sent me a link to a PledgeBank sign-up to dedicate FWF on March 24 to blog for Ada Lovelace day, something Suw Charman-Anderson is organizing across the blogosphere to feature women and technology. Check it out and sign up to participate on your own blog! Here's Suw's call:
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Women's contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Whatever she does, whether she is a sysadmin or a tech entrepreneur, a programmer or a designer, developing software or hardware, a tech journalist or a tech consultant, we want to celebrate her achievements.
Ada Lovelace was one of the world's first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.

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