27

Sep

Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

    

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is widely believed to be the world’s first computer programmer. The only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke, young Ada followed in her mother’s footsteps and began studying math, which was quite uncommon for a lady in that time. Ada’s notes (which were longer than the actual book!) on a translation of The Analytic Engine by Luigi Menabrea, an Italian engineer, showed a profound understanding programming analytics, even deeper that the ideas of the original author. She saw beyond the document she was assigned to translate, realizing that what would eventually be called the computer could have a use outside of mathematical calculations. Though the engine was not completed in her lifetime, Ada’s notes on the first algorithm to be used on a computer set the stage for the technological systems we all are accustomed to today. Of course there were some haters but Ada’s contributions to modern computing are celebrated each year on Ada Lovelace Day.

If you are in the London area don’t miss Finding Ada  and The Women’s Engineering Society’s event on October 16th, and join in Wikipedia’s Edit-A-Thon in person or online, which will boost the Wiki pages of several  leading ladies in STEM.

Malikah Kelly is an e-commerce and digital communications pro and Digital Girls Club contributer currently based in Milan, Italy.

30

May

Gearing Up for Black Girls Code Summer Workshops

Black Girls Code wants to change the tech industry for the better, by encouraging more women of color to enter the field, as well as science and engineering. Their Summer of Code workshops are now open to registration and seeking volunteers in St. Louis, San Francisco, Oakland and Atlanta. Maybe our young women are not sitting at home dreaming about Ruby on Rails, but you never know what could happen if you give them a little push. Lets spread the word to young ladies, and our tech-savvy friends that may be interested in volunteering. This program will change lives, and may even change the face of tech for the future.

11

Feb

Social Media Week 2012 - Real Time Infographics
…And if you’re going to Social Media Week NYC, be sure to come to our event, Web Chix Connected, on Friday Feb. 17th at Hyper Island.

Social Media Week 2012 - Real Time Infographics

…And if you’re going to Social Media Week NYC, be sure to come to our event, Web Chix Connected, on Friday Feb. 17th at Hyper Island.

08

Feb

Going to Social Media Week NY?

Going to Social Media Week New York? Check out Web Chix Connected and say hi to the DGC crew. Get your tickets here.

04

Feb

Want to help capture #SMW12? Social Media Week NY is looking for committed bloggers! Email newyork@socialmediaweek.org for more info.

Want to help capture #SMW12? Social Media Week NY is looking for committed bloggers! Email newyork@socialmediaweek.org for more info.