October 8 is Ada Lovelace Day. Find out more about this pioneer of computer science, the first programmer, and celebrate her tragically short life. "Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM."
from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/