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Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies
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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.
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Reminder: One Of The First Computer Programmers Was A Woman
Meet Ada Lovelace.
Feminist author and political activist
Damsels in Distress
San Francisco-based arts critic
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
San Francisco-based arts critic
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
New York–based arts writer
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
Science visualization expert, author, #scitech
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?'
Cross-genre writer based in Boston and Maine
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
was for her.
Decoding the Future: ELLE Women in Tech
Writer & Host
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
Professor of Mechanical Engineering California State Polytechn...
Gender bias is real and it is worse in engineering. Even engineering students rate average female professors more harshly than an average male professor.
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9 Neat Facts About the World's First Computer Programmer, Ada Lovelace
Neuroscientist (PhD) and freelance science writer.
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
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
Head of Bloomberg Beta's investing activities on the East Coast
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
Lessons from Ada Lovelace for All Women of the World
Founder, University of the People
Let Ada inspire many more modern-day "Enchantress of Numbers" to come to light.
Wikipedia Needs Women
2012 Wikimedia Community Fellow
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
Many are world famous, others almost completely forgotten: the only criteria for inclusion were that they be both dead -- and interesting.
Ada Lovelace Day
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.
On Women In Tech -- Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day
San Francisco-based product manager for MTV Networks
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.
Celebrating Transparency Heroes on Ada Lovelace Day
Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation
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?
March 24, Ada Lovelace Day, Celebrates Women's Tech And Science Achievements
The Enchantress of Numbers
Though this is outside my usual obsessions, I agreed to blog for Ada Lovelace Day today, celebrating women in technology.
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Social media consultant
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.
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