Ada Lovelace Day 2010

March 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s Ada Lovelace Day! For those wondering, “Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.

This year, I narrowed it down to two amazing women, and since I couldn’t pick one, I’m gonna write them both up as my heroines! 🙂

First up, someone I’ve looked up to for a long time, Kate Carruthers. When I first met Kate, I was astounded by her knowledge and willingness to share it. She is a constant source of information and support and always entertaining on Twitter. I remember it was with a lot of trepidation I approached her to she if she’d consider being my mentor last year, and she said yes without any hesitation! *air punch* Her mentorship has been invaluable to me, and I hope to be passing it along when I get a chance to, as Kate has taught me.

My other heroine this year is Pamela Fox. Pamela is deliciously geeky and charmingly girly and I am just in awe of her. I follow her globe-trotting, talk-giving, bot-making adventures on Twitter with interest and one day hope to have a fraction of her skills. She’s inspired me to learn to code, just so I can make cool stuff like she does!

When I grow up, I wanna be just like them!

Thank you ladies for doing what you do, and doing it so brilliantly.

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