Letters to Lovelace Competition
What do you think would interest Ada Lovelace about 21st century technology? That’s the question we’re asking girls ages 18 and under to answer in celebration of the English mathematician’s 200th birthday.
Show or tell us your answers in almost any form—just be sure to communicate to Ada in ways that she would understand. Remember that she did not have electricity, telephones, or - of course - computers. What do you want Ada to know about technology today? What would she find fascinating, exciting, or surprising? Is there anything she might not understand or like about contemporary technology?LEARN MORE
Ada Lovelace Day
Today is Ada Lovelace Day the beginning of festivities to honor Augusta Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace whose 200th birthday will be celebrated on 10 December. She was a remarkable woman. Though there are some today who criticize Ada being used as a symbol of the first programmer, her approach, then and now, is critically important to computing because she put the machine in a broad and a human context. Happy 200th birthday Ada Lovelace!
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The Man Behind the Curtain of Amazon's Lab126
Gregg Zehr, president of Lab126, the Silicon Valley-based research and product development laboratory for Amazon, talks about his rural Midwestern upbringing, emergence into the tech world through companies like Apple and Palm, and the engineering of the original Amazon Kindle e-reader in his fascinating oral history.