It’s just one week now until Ada Lovelace Day, and we have some great news to announce.
Ada Lovelace Day at The Science Museum
As you may know, The Science Museum has a reconstruction of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine on display, which is worth a visit on its own. But on 24th March the museum is putting on a special treat: Ada herself will be will be walking the floors throughout the museum, telling her story.
Visit the Science Museum website for more information, especially on the day as an article about Ada by Tilly Blyth, the computing curator, will be featured on the front page.
I’ve been chatting to the lovely folks over at Computer Weekly, who happen to have an issue out on the day itself. They are going to be featuring Ada Lovelace Day in the magazine, and will be blogging as well. So take a look if you see it on the news stands, or visit their website and the WITsend blog.
Summer events with Nesta
I am particularly pleased to be able to announce that Nesta, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, is going to be hosting a series of events for women in technology over the summer. The first is scheduled for June 10th, so get that date in your diary! We’ll announce more details slightly nearer the time.
Ada Lovelace Day on Flickr
If you’re doing something on the day, or what to post related photos, we now have a Flickr group you can join.
Meanwhile, we are still working on our mash-up which will let you add your blog post, and will send out the URL for that as soon as we have it, although details will of course be posted here.
I hope you’ll agree that it’s looking like the 24th March is going to be a fun day. I’ll be going to the Science Museum to see Ada, so if you see me there please do come and say hello!