Ada Lovelace Day 2010 begins!

It’s currently early morning in Kiribati, so the 24th March 2010 has begun! You can now add the URL to your Ada Lovalace Day contribution to our database. Just go to, log-in and add your details to your profile page.

If you haven’t yet pledged, you can still sneak in under the bar by going to and filling in all the details on the pledge widget on the front page!

If you’re short of ideas of who to write about, take a look at this list of lists of notable women from Panopy, or this wiki at Ada’s Daughters.

Enjoy Ada Lovelace Day!

Please sponsor Ada Lovelace Day

Until now, money hasn’t been an issue for Ada Lovelace Day as none has changed hands (other than hosting costs), but it turns out that I’ve had to hire some chairs for the event on Wednesday night, which has set me back around £120. If you would like to help out, please consider donating just a couple of quid either via PayPal below or by bringing some loose change on the night, when there will be a donations box.

Thank you!

T-shirts now available!

We have finally got the design for the Ada Lovelace Day 2010 merchandise completed and have opened a Spreadshirt shop.

You can get various t-shirts for women, men and children, plus a mug and tote bag. If there are particularly styles of t-shirt or other bits of merch that you know Spreadshirt does that you would like us to include, please let us know in the comments. I still have to add descriptions and stuff, but please feel free to have a poke about and give us feedback. All items are marked up by £1 which will go to cover costs of the Ada Lovelace Day event (comprising mostly of chair hire!).

Ada Lovelace Day on Perpetual Notion Machine

If you’re in Madison, WI, you might like to tune in to the Perpetual Notion Machine show on WORT 89.9FM tomorrow, Thursday 18 March, at 7 PM Central Daylight Time to hear me talk about Ada Lovelace Day with Benet Devereux. If you want to, you can listen live over the internet or catch up later via the podcast feed.

Benet and I had a great chat about Ada Lovelace Day and women in tech and the program will also take a look at Ada herself. Please do tune in and let us know what you think!