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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in STEM
Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer. Close friends with inventor Charles Babbage, she was intrigued by his Analytical Engine and in 1842 translated a description of it by Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea. Babbage asked her to expand the article, “as she understood [it] so well”, and this was when she wrote several early ‘computer programs’ a 100 years before the first computers were built.
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of celebration helping people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike.
Ada herself was an inspiration to many including Michael Faraday.
On the 10 June 1840, Ada Lovelace sent a copy of her portrait to Michael Faraday with a note saying
'Dear Mr. Faraday,
Mr Babbage tells me that you have expressed a wish to possess one of the engravings of me, by which I feel exceedingly flattered, & hope you will accept one that we still happen to have by us.
I am sorry that there is no proof left, to which I might have put my signature.
Believe me, yours very truly
Augusta Ada Lovelace
St James’ Square
Faraday liked to collect images of people he met or were acquainted with so this etching was gratefully received into his collection.
This was the start of a friendship and admiration which lasted till until Ada’s death in 1852 at the age of 36.
It’s about women. It’s about power and it’s about women and you just hate those two words in the same sentence, don’t you?
We are very excited to announce today that ReedPOP, the folks behind New York Comic Con and several other fan conventions, have asked us for help with their harassment policy. We’d like to take it one step further and ask for YOUR input as well. Find out how you can help!
We’re heading to New York Comic Con this week and there are a ton of LoK activities going on!!! Here’s the schedule:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
12pm - 4pm / 4:30pm - 7pm: "Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice…
Get excited people!
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- Cordelia Chase