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Ada Lovelace: Heroine Geek

Ada Lovelace: Heroine Geek

I was reminded that yesterday, December 10, was the birthday of Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace - otherwise known as one of the pioneers of computer programming. While the exact nature of her contributions to Charles Babbage's analytical engine research is disputed a bit, her icon status as a computing visionary and inspiration to tech-inclined women is pretty solid.

So it seems an appropriate time to release a project I've been working on for a little while now: the Deliberatepixel t-shirt store, with its first offering: the Ada Lovelace: Heroine Geek t-shirt. It's the first in a series of "Heroine Geek" shirts featuring inspirational women from technology history, which might expand in the future to women from other geeky/sciencey areas.

Coincidentally, two days ago, December 9, was the birthday of another female computing icon: Grace Hopper - but I don't have her shirt ready yet. She'll be in the store soon, along with the ENIAC programmers and Hedy Lamarr.



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Angelo Mandato · 11 December, 10:10 AM · #

I thought I knew a lot about Ada but I was not aware she did Heroine.

Some facts I can share: Ada is known as the first computer programmer. They named a programming language after her as well, Ada http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_(programming_language)

Jen · 12 December, 07:36 AM · #

Ha! Well, she did lead a pretty insane life, and if I’m not mistaken there was some opium use somewhere in there. But fascinating woman, all around.



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