March 24th marks the second annual Ada Lovelace Day, an event in which bloggers around the globe celebrate women in technology by writing about their accomplishments. The day is named for 19th-century mathematician Ada Lovelace, who is often credited as being the world’s first computer programmer for her contributions to an early computing machine made by British inventor Charles Babbage.
This year, BrainPOP is taking part not only with this blog post but with an entire new topic on Lady Lovelace. And we’re proud to have partnered with the folks behind Ada Lovelace Day, who are featuring our movie on Findingada.com, the home of all things related to this event.
If you’d like to participate with your students, we suggest having them first watch our Ada Lovelace movie and taking the Ada Lovelace quiz; then reading more about her in our FYIs on the subject; and finally, researching and writing a paragraph or two about a woman in technology that they admire. And if your class runs a blog, you can sign in on Findingada.com to have your blog posting(s) counted as part of the official Ada Lovelace Day 2010 blogroll!