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Adafruit: 24 hours of Ada Lovelace Day and 10% off everything in the store
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 for 24 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!
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 Their adventures are based on hundreds of real-life historical documents, many of which appear in the app as interactive footnotes and annotations.