Thanks to a prompt from Jemima Kiss, I realised it’s Ada Lovelace day today. Thanks to Suw Charman-Anderson, I’ve signed a pledge to blog about a woman in technology I admire.
Well in that sentence alone I’ve already mentioned two.
I’ve already blogged about two other women in technology I admire: Jo Geary and danah boyd. So that makes 4.
How about another 6?
Aleks Krotoski, for instance, a games journalist and PhD student who has not one great Delicious feed, but two, which are both worth following. If more journalists were this well informed and transparent, more readers would be too.
Or Beth Kanter, a leader on how nonprofit organisations can use social media.
Or Alison Gow, Sarah Hartley, Angela Connor, or Amy Gahran, four more journalists using new technologies in innovative ways.
They happen to be female. I don’t think that matters. I hadn’t thought about it until now.
But I’m going to spend the next 20 minutes following links in the Twitter search for #adalovelace and a Technorati search for the same. Hope you can join me. Did you find anyone new?
Don’t forget that there’s a list of ALD posts up.
Actually, the twitter hashtag is #ald09 rather than #adalovelace
Thanks – also discovered: a map at http://ada.pint.org.uk/map.html (via @bethanyvsmith)
& at the moment twittersearch is reporting that #ald09 is running 4th & ada lovelace day about 9th, so guess people are using both.
Great list you’ve got, Paul. Some I know & some are new to me.
Paul: I am honored to be mentioned in your post today. Thank you. And thanks for the heads up on a few of the others that were not on my radar.
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