Ada Lovelace Day today is calling on everyone to tout the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We also take a closer look at the woman for whom the day is named.
Ada Lovelace Day falls in mid-October in order to make the day as convenient as possible for most people.
“We have tried to avoid major public holidays, school holidays, exam season, and times of the year when people might be hibernating,” the Finding Ada website says.
Finding Ada encourages everyone to take part in Ada Lovelace Day by writing a blog post about a woman or women in STEM who have made admirable achievements.
Because Ada Lovelace Day falls on 14 October this year, we have created an infographic that presents 14 facts about the world’s first computer programmer.
Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, the Irish Research Council, ESB, Twitter, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland.
Don’t miss our Innovation Ireland Forum on 24 October in the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin