It is Ada Lovelace Day today. First, I have written my blog post about a woman who excels in technology.. Then I have a description and explanation of who Ada is and what Ada Lovelace Day is all about.
My Ada Lovelace day submission
Today (24thof March 2009) would like to nominate Sue Waters for Ada Lovelace Day. Why?… read on…
Sue Waters lives in WA and is an enthusiastic teacher of e-learning and a great blogger. Sue provides a range of useful and practical e-learning “how-tos”. See her tips, tricks and help with using Web 2.0 on the Edublogger site http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/.
Sue is an Australian based in Perth and works as an aquaculture lecturer. Her passion for technology has lead to a transition from aquaculture lecturer, to facilitating professional development workshops on elearning and web 2.0 technologies to her current role as editor of The Edublogger and working for Edublogs as Edublogs Community Facilitator.
Sue spends considerable time helping and mentoring others. I have found her incredibly helpful having particpated in the ‘31 days to a better blog‘ program and by following her on Twitter: @suewaters.
Sue also runs free PD sessions in Elluminate on Friday mornings which is terrific for those of us who are alone or needing interaction with like minded people.
Thanks Sue! You are a whizz and deserve to be up there with Ada Lovelace!
Image linked from http://www.eworks.edu.au/converge/images/sue_waters.jpg
About Ada Lovelace Day
Who was Ada?
Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.
More details about Ada Lovelace Day
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Whatever she does, whether she is a sysadmin or a tech entrepreneur, a programmer or a designer, developing software or hardware, a tech journalist or a tech consultant, we want to celebrate her achievements.
It doesn’t matter how new or old your blog is, what gender you are, what language you blog in, 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 Tuesday 24th March 2009. If you’re going to be away that day, feel free to write your post in advance and set your blogging system to publish it that day.
We will gather as many of the posts together on the day as we can, and we’ll let you know exactly how we’re going to do that nearer the time. For ongoing updates about Ada Lovelace day, please follow us on Twitter, join our mailing list or see our blog.