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Blog on AdaLovelaceDay March 24th

March 24th is Ada Lovelace Day and I'm asking you to take the pledge. Here it is::

"I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other people will do the same."

842 people have signed up (including me), 158 more are needed. You can sign up here or follow the blog here.

All this is in honor of Ada Lovelace. Ah I've always had a soft spot in my heart for her. Her mother steered her toward mathematics, so she would be as different as possible from her father (Lord Byron). Always interested in mathematics, it was after she had three children that she did advanced study and produced her most famous work, writing what many consider to be the first ever computer program. She was a brilliant woman whose life reads like a soap opera who challenged society in many ways.

So in honor of Ada on March 24th I'll be posting about a woman in technology; hope you will too.


Update-- we made 1000!

From Suw Charman-Anderson:

Thank you all for signing up to Ada Lovelace Day, and thank you for your support and for helping us to spread the word! I am delighted that we managed to reach our target within 7 days, instead of the 77 I initially thought it might take. I will email a couple of times in the weeks running up to the 24th March, to remind you of the date and also with updates and information that you might find useful.

The pledge is still open, so people can still sign up and the more the merrier! The more people sign the pledge, the bigger a splash we make on 24th March, so please continue to blog about it, tell your friends and encourage others to sign.

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