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Ada Lovelace Day - women in science and technology - 15 October

(Brussels 10 October) Help us celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths around the world by sharing your photos and stories. Ada Lovelace, Analyst (& Metaphysician)

In 1848, in her notes, Ada described how codes could be created for devices to handle letters and symbols along with numbers. She also theorized a method for the engine to repeat a series of instructions, a process known as looping that computer programs use today. For her work, Ada is often considered to be the first computer programmer.

The annual Ada Lovelace day, which this year falls on 15 October, aims to raise the profile of women working in STEM subjects across the globe. It’s a chance for the STEM community to talk about the achievements of the women they most admire. So we’d like to know who inspires you: who is today’s Ada Lovelace?

To get involved and help celebrate Ada’s legacy, here’s what to do:

  • Show us a photo that illustrates the work you do
  • Tell us a little bit about your work and why it matters to you
  • Suggest one woman you consider to be a role model for the STEM community

Whether you want to share a picture of you or a colleague at work, your favourite science or tech project, or an inspirational quote, help us honour the women that embody Ada’s pioneering spirit today.

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