Tuesday, March 24, 2009


A message for Ada Lovelace day

Today is Ada Lovelace day. "Who the &*^%$ is she?" you will say. 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.
So today is a day to celebrate women in technology! Which means me, as I work in IT! Ok this is a gardening blog, but what the fuck, gardening is also pretty technical I would say.
For more info: http://findingada.com/ or http://www.pledgebank.com/AdaLovelaceDay
I think women bring a lot to the technological sector, we look at things from a more human perspective and often can have a great global overview of a product's usability. So I want to give a big cheer to my girlfriends that work in high-tech (and really do the high tech stuff not just make the coffee):
Celine, Helena, Anne, Dorothée, Sophie, Gillian, Yveline, Cornelia, Severine, Caroline and Morgane.


Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]