Ada Lovelace Day- Are you READY??

As I’m sure all of you know, Ada Lovelace Day is an INTERNATIONAL DAY OF BLOGGING, to celebrate women in science, technology, and engineering.  It’s only a week away now, on the 24th of March, and it needs your participation!  Go on over to the pledge site, hit the button, and you pledge to put up a blog post,  or some other public-onliney hip-hoorah, all about a XX-chromosoned-person that you think deserves a little heroine-worship.  It could be a person from history, or someone you worked with, or someone who’s just plain cool. Whatever!  The point is to have a day where no one is going “Where are all the women in tech?”  Right here, baby!

This is obviously going to be a pretty important day around 2dgoggles.  This whole site, after all, owes its entire existence to Ada Lovelace Day, so I’m feeling just a little bit of, you know, pressure to produce an interesting  post.  Look for stuff both here and on my personal site!

For starters though, with the help of Ace Graphic Designer Lorin O’Brien I’ve drawn up a tshirt:

Available at the Ada Lovelace Day shop at!  Proceeds go to hosting costs etc. for Ada Lovelace Day.

In other news, you can hear my endless ramblings on the subject of comics and Ada Lovelace miraculously condensed into a not entirely incoherent 1/2 hour at, the groovy tech podcast for the MIND.  I don’t know if I did justice to my Very Important Opinions on Ada Lovelace there but it’s a start!  Trailer with ME in Glorious Technicolour and tragically no flattering gauze over the lense.

So think about cool techie chicks  to post about and go and pledge! Who knows what might happen… your life might be taken over by an imaginary comic I dunno… this project has some pretty heavy good karma around it is all I’m sayin’.


  1. Helen on March 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

  2. Ada Lovelace Day! « Truth of the Lesser Men on March 24, 2010 at 3:36 am

    […] admire in science and tech. Like a day to disclose who are our heroines. I’ve seen it back at 2D Goggles, which in and of itself is super duper worth of being mentioned! I mean, come on, the Differential […]

  3. David Bell on March 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Just signed up, now what am I going to write, hmmm…

  4. E-Wit on March 19, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Shirt is all very well, but I lurvs your Ada best!

  5. Pat Galea on March 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    My Ada Lovelace Day blog post is queued up and ready to roll at 00:00UTC on the day itself!

  6. obo on March 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    What happened to the pipe?! I voted for the pipe!

  7. TechieChick on March 17, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Remember, not all woman are XX-chromosomed! A woman ain’t defined by genetics.