Its Ada Lovelace Day!!! The day that girl geeks treasure!
Who, many of you ask, is Ada Lovelace? Well, Ada Lovelace is the world’s first computer programmer. Yes, that’s right. She wrote software for Mr Charles Babbage’s analytical engine way back in the 1840’s! That’s right again – the 1840’s. It was really even more then that, she really developed software development! Talk about bootstrapping! Learn more about this incredible piece of geekistry here or here.
So all geeks of the world, I being one of them, raise their handheld devices today in honor of Lady Lovelace!
Also, there is a group called findingAda.com, that is rallying around this day to recognize women in science and technology. So, I thought I could give a quick shout out, in honor of Lady Lovelace, to several of the great women who I develop software with everyday including a fellow daily buffeter – Lisa Ignaszak! Thanks Lisa for all the great work that you do! I will raise my sweet tea up to you today! (Make sure baby-j takes you out to lunch! )
So today, don’t be bound by things that don’t bind.
27for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:27-29 (New International Version)
Use the talents that you have been given, and make a difference in the world – one day at a time!
4There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but they all come from the same Spirit. 5There are different ways to serve the same Lord, 6and we can each do different things. Yet the same God works in all of us and helps us in everything we do.
7The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (Contemporary English Version)
And to finish up a little bit of Ada to celebrate the day:
with Ada.Text_IO; procedure Hello is begin Ada.Text_IO.Put_Line("Happy Ada Lovelace Day!"); end Hello;