This Wednesday, March 24, is the second annual International Ada Lovelace Day for "blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science."
Sign up or read more here: Finding Ada.
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) "is often regarded as the world's first computer programmer," for her work on Charles Babbage's "analytical engine."
She was also the daughter of Lord Byron.
I'm extra motivated because, much as I'm loving the Ray Harryhausen FX retrospective, I'm really tired of seeing women clinging to men.
How did anyone get any science done, when their arms were never free?