Today, October 14th, is Ada Lovelace day!
Ada Lovelace is gaining more recognition as time goes by as being the world’s first computer programmer. A child of the poet Lord Byron, she worked with Charles Babbage on the difference engine; which is a fascinating story in the history of computers and is well worth some time exploring.
Ada Lovelace is a great role model for girls and women involved with technology. Girls in our classrooms sometimes need a little extra support and motivation to get involved with these fields and women who serve as role models needs to be pointed out. This is something that we need to be conscious of in our learning spaces and do all that we can to support.
Share her history with the learners around you and help them to see that women were there right from the beginning!