Ada Lovelace Day is 24 March 2009

Ada is an amazing role model for women in science and technology – more here. I’m always surprised to hear from people who have studied computing or programming but who don’t know about Ada.

Also worth looking at – to put Ada’s achievements in context – is Women’s  Status in Mid 19th-Century England by Helena Wojtczak. Women have come a long way since then but we still need to be watchful for our rights to education and participation.

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.