Oh my gosh!!! I nearly forgot all aboutAda Lovelace Day. Blaming the fact that none of the clocks in my house have been changed since Daylight Savings. Figure that means I have another hour to post, despite the date marker.
In case you haven’t heard of Ada Lovelace Day, it is a day in which we celebrate the sexy and savvy women of tech. One of the ways in which we do this is by celebrating these women on our blogs.
Why Ada Lovelace? Well, because Augustus Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace, was the ‘first programmer’, not ‘female programmer’, but programmer period. And she acquired this title in the mid 1800s. Pretty gosh darn amazing! And she was doing this programming for a machine not even yet built – the analytical engine – Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer.
Today, the woman I want to celebrate is Megan Cole. I want to celebrate Megan as she was one of my initial teachers of social media (yes, shes the one to blame) and she did this so seamlessly that I didn’t even realize that I was learning or was being taught anything, for that matter. Thank you Megan for opening my eyes to this crazy, mixed-up world of interactivity! Your a gifted teacher!