Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day – celebrating the achievements of women in science and technology.

Ames room

So this post is for my daughters, whose preferred OS is Linux (because it’s “awesome” – Grace) and who do things like play DS over a wireless link between two cars barrelling down the M4 without batting an eye, while I’m thinking “wow, my girls are from The Future.”

Green flash

And it’s also for Christine, for being a fearless and fun role model for the girls, for braving the freefall at Questacon, and whose attitude to technology and science and maths is one of the reasons why my girls are growing up without any preconceptions about what they can or can’t do.


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