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Ada Lovelace

Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.

Reminder: One Of The First Computer Programmers Was A Woman

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.09.2017 | Technology

This is Ada King, the countess of Lovelace. In 1843 she composed the basis for what many call the first computer program. Her story is slightly more c...

Ada Lovelace

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 12.15.2016 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

Who is Ada? Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, is no longer who she once was, 200 years ago. Time changes all famous people, especially cult ...

Damsels in Distress

George Heymont | Posted 12.10.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Much of the dramatic conflict in two recent Bay area productions was caused by the fallout from an arranged marriage that seemed destined to please a lot of people. Unfortunately, the bride was not one of them.

Feisty Young Women

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

A nursery rhyme from the 19th century claims that "Little girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice." If one took Maurice Chevalier's words to heart, there would certainly be good reason to "Thank Heaven For Little Girls."

The Problem With 'Strong' Women

John Branch | Posted 10.19.2016 | Media
John Branch

Something is askew here: The notion that strength is the main thing we want, or need, or care about. Though the word "strength" can be vague or misleading, it doesn't help to change terms and propose that we want women who are agents rather than mere instruments or objects.

Yes, There's Still a Need to Celebrate #WomenInSTEM

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 10.14.2016 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Ada Lovelace Day is an opportunity to celebrate women in the STEM fields. Is there still such a need to talk about them? If we look back at a number of attention-grabbing headlines on topics over the past year, there's still a lot to talk about.

'What Would Ada Say?'

Cynthia Anderson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Women
Cynthia Anderson

Ada Lovelace, I imagine, would have much to say about the dearth of girls and women interested in tech. She would argue that the math and science we teach need to be not only meaningful but also as creatively engaging as the writing of Flyology was for her.

Decoding the Future: ELLE Women in Tech

Emillio Mesa | Posted 07.06.2016 | San Francisco
Emillio Mesa

It's no secret that the tech industry has been dominated by men. But did you know a woman is responsible for some of the core innovations that drive the internet today? In 1843, Ada Lovelace published instructions for the world's first computer program.

What's Up With 'Chicks and Science?'

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Gender bias is real and it is worse in engineering. Even engineering students rate average female professors more harshly than an average male professor.

9 Neat Facts About the World's First Computer Programmer, Ada Lovelace

Bobby Azarian | Posted 04.20.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

Lady Ada Lovelace was a remarkable scientist of unparalleled charm and allure. In 1833, Ada was highly intrigued with an idea for an "Analytical Engine" -- a mechanical calculating machine whose design predated the digital computer by over 100 years.

Why Isaacson's Rewrite of Tech History Is So Timely

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

In the parlance of modern movies, Walter Isaacson's new book had me at "Ada Lovelace." She's the woman who outlined the very first computer algorithm, and envisioned computer programs that could make art, even music. All this back in 1843.

Following in the Footsteps of Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer

Karin Klein | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Karin Klein

It was an auspicious start for women in technology, but unfortunately, more than 170 years later, women remain woefully under-represented in technology and little funding is steered toward them.

Ada Lovelace Gets Star Treatment From Google

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Technology

"The World's First Computer Programmer," "The Enchantress Of Numbers," "The Founder of Scientific Computing" -- these are just a few monikers for Augu...

Lessons from Ada Lovelace for All Women of the World

Shai Reshef | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Shai Reshef

Let Ada inspire many more modern-day "Enchantress of Numbers" to come to light.

Wikipedia Needs Women

Sarah Stierch | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Sarah Stierch

As I write this, I watch our team of staff and volunteers slowly black out Wikipedia, and I realize what women would have to lose if this blackout became permanent.

Famous, Interesting And Dead

John Mitchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Mitchinson

Many are world famous, others almost completely forgotten: the only criteria for inclusion were that they be both dead -- and interesting.

Ada Lovelace Day

Jennifer Chayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jennifer Chayes

As one of the first prominent women in mathematics, Ada Lovelace holds a special place in my heart. Like her, I am lucky enough to have discovered an affinity and talent for mathematics at a young age.

Celebrating Transparency Heroes on Ada Lovelace Day

Ellen Miller | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology
Ellen Miller

What better celebration of Ada Lovelace Day -- celebrating the achievements of women in technology -- could we have than to honor the women who are key to the government transparency movement to which technology is so key?

On Women In Tech -- Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

Maya Baratz | Posted 07.07.2011 | Technology
Maya Baratz

I don't know what exactly will motivate more girls to study the sciences, and I don't know what will close the representation gap so those who have already dedicated their livelihoods to being skilled engineers, product managers and tech entrepreneurs are properly credited for their work.

March 24, Ada Lovelace Day, Celebrates Women's Tech And Science Achievements

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Finding Ada is calling on people to participate in the second annual Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), the daughter of Romantic poet Lord...

The Enchantress of Numbers

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maia Szalavitz

Though this is outside my usual obsessions, I agreed to blog for Ada Lovelace Day today, celebrating women in technology.

Join Me on Ada Lovelace Day

Suw Charman-Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suw Charman-Anderson

Why do women feel less secure in their abilities than most men? Recent research may shed some light: women need to see female role models more than men need to see male ones.