Time to pledge for Ada Lovelace Day 2010

// 11 February 2010

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace Day, the international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology and science is scheduled for 24th March and the new Ada Lovelace Day Pledge is up and running!

Last year, over 1200 people wrote about a woman in technology or science whom they admire. You may remember Jess’ piece about the event (link here)

As Sue Charman-Anderson, the guiding light behind the event, says of last year’s Ada Lovelace Day:

Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We wanted you to tell the world about these unsung heroines, and you did. Thank you!

But our work is not yet done. This year we want 3072 people to sign up to our pledge and to write their tribute to women in tech. We have the 72, we just need the 3000, which is where you come in. Please sign the pledge at http://findingada.com/ and let all your friends know about it.

It doesn’t matter how new or old your blog is, what gender you are, what language you blog in, if you do text, audio or video, or what you normally blog about – everyone is invited to take part. All you need to do is sign up to this pledge and then publish your blog post any time on Wednesday 24th March 2010.

To keep up to date with what is happening this year:

The Pledge: http://findingada.com/

The Blog: http://blog.findingada.com

On Twitter http://twitter.com/FindingAda

On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=253179284089

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Comments From You

Lindsey // Posted 11 February 2010 at 2:48 pm

On a slight tangent related to women entering male dominated fields (quite literally) Amy Fearn this week became the first woman to take charge of a football league match: Go Amy!

Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&ref=nf&gid=341029537994

BBC coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/8510102.stm

(please remove if this isn’t appropriate)

Helen G // Posted 11 February 2010 at 3:06 pm

hi Lindsey – Well, even though I’m not the sportiest person here, I am told that football can be quite techie :)

Anyway, it’s always good to hear of women doing well in what are traditionally male dominated areas!

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