Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day Quick Facts - GB

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2020 Date13 October 2020
2021 Date12 October 2021
Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace Day History

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This day was founded by the former Executive of the Open Rights Group, Suw Charman-Anderson in 2009. The day aims to encourage more women into STEM careers and supports those already working in STEM. Ada Lovelace Day is celebrated annually on the second Tuesday of October.

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Ada Lovelace Day Facts

  • Ada Lovelace Day comes from Ada Gordon, born in 1815. Ada was interested in science and machines and is known for her notes regarding the analytical engine.
  • Ada Gordon is known as the first computer programmer. Her work would go on to inspire Alan Turing's work toward the first modern computer.

Ada Lovelace Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Sign up for a free webinar or participate in the Finding Ada virtual STEM conference.
  • Write a blog post, record a podcast, or post on social media about the women leaders in your life. This can be teachers, lecturers, researchers, colleagues, anyone you feel is a real life heroine.

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