ALD 2011 Offers

We’ve had some very kind people offer money off to Ada Lovelace Day supporters, so please do take a look:


Purveyors of fine geek supplies, AdaFruit are offering 10% off any kit on Ada Lovelace Day, if you use the code LADYADA. They say:

Our hope is that customers will use the 10% off as an incentive to pick up a kit for their daughter, wife, girlfriend, partner, friend, sister, aunt, mom, cousin (you get the point) or just someone out there who might be inspired to consider electronics, engineers, science and technology as possible careers or hobbies.

So if you fancy getting into Arduino or other hardware hackery, AdaFruit’s your place!

Secret Ada

Free iPhone app (sorry, US only due to Apple policies): @Panopy is the twitter account of Carlos McEvilly, a geek dad of a tween girl. He’s trying to encourage his daughter to remain interested in science and technology. He thought that one way to do so, while helping other parents do the same, would be to create an iPhone app containing inspiring profiles of women in science and technology. Thus, Secret Ada was born.

Secret Ada ( is an iPhone app that introduces sci/tech women role models to anyone ages 8-adult. Solve cryptogram word puzzles and learn about science, technology, and interesting women working in a wide range of fields. @Panopy will give a (US-only) free promo code for Secret Ada to the first 50 people do the Finding Ada pledge and tweet about Secret Ada in the week before and after Ada Lovelace Day (March 24th) 2010. Here is a sample tweet: Secret Ada from @panopy is an iPhone app that features women in science in technology – check it out!

To get the promo code, participate in Ada Lovelace Day, do a Secret Ada tweet, then DM @panopy with your blog URL and follow @panopy long enough for us to send you a promo code DM.