ALD 2011 Offers and happenings

Offers and Happenings

Adafruit: 24 hours of Ada Lovelace Day and 10% off everything in the store

US-based Adafruit celebrates Ada Lovelace Day for the second year in a row with special content and discounts! Limor “Ladyada” Fried, who was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine is publishing a post per-hour of a women in science/engineering for24 hours on October 7th, 2011. This will be a day long celebration to help bringing women in technology to the fore!

Adafruit makes educational electronics and wants to help get more young women interested in technology, the discount code for the day will be ‘ADA11′, Adafruit is offering 10% off ALL their products for that day only. The Adafruit site will feature a female engineer, scientist or maker who Limor admires throughout the entire day!

Proto-Pic celebrates Ada Lovelace Day with 10% off everything in store

UK-based Proto-Pic, suppliers of Arduino electronics kits and components (which also happens to carry Adafruit kits!), is also celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with 10% off using the code ‘Lovelace’, is valid throughout October. If you’ve ever wanted to get into e-textiles, mixing electronics and dressmaking, now’s the time! With motion sensors, accelerometers and GPS units, you have everything you need to create your own deluxe cat-tracker!

Lovelace & Babbage hits the iPad

Ada Lovelace – the world’s first computer programmer – is about to get her own iPad app.

The app will be released on October 7th as part of Ada Lovelace Day, an international event celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Based on hit webcomic 2D Goggles (as featured in The Times, Economist, Wired and on the BBC), the app sees science heroes Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage fighting crime in a gadget-filled steampunk Victorian London. Their adventures are based on hundreds of real-life historical documents, many of which appear in the app as interactive footnotes and annotations.

Lovelace & Babbage will be available as a free download from the iTunes Store from October 7th 2011. In the meantime, you can see sneak previews via Agant and Sydney Padua.