IT Employment

Happy Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating women in tech and science

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, we're highlighting Senior Editor Sonja Thompson's interviews from our Women in IT series and females featured in our Member Spotlight series.

March 24th is Ada Lovelace Day, which is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. In honor of this geeky holiday, we're highlighting TechRepublic Senior Editor Sonja Thompson's interviews from our Women in IT series and females featured in our TechRepublic Member Spotlight series.

Also, check out ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley's interview with Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President, Program Management, Windows Client. This is Mary Jo's first installment in her series on 10 Microsoft Women to Watch.

And, our pal Jay Garmon wrote a women-in-tech-worthy Geek Trivia back in 2007 in which he asked: Which of the six women who were the original primary programmers for ENIAC went on to lay the groundwork for both COBOL and Fortran?

If you're a woman working in IT, tell us what you like the most and the least about working in this industry.

Where the geeky things are Need a break from the daily grind? Then sign up for TechRepublic's Geekend newsletter, delivered each Friday. You'll receive off-topic chatter about all things geeky, including science fiction, movies, gaming, books, space, gadgets, and more. Automatically subscribe today!

About

Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

9 comments
santeewelding
santeewelding

How long it took me to get through what you indicated with that simple link, videos and all?

seanferd
seanferd

Just following the "The Complete Lovelace and Babbage" only - the panels and commentary, took me quite a while. I'm not quite sure I have ever finished exploring the full extent of the site, and I certainly have not followed up on all of Sydney's work. Therefore, "quite a while" can be the only guess I offer, but knowing something of your interest in detail and penchant for contemplation, perhaps this guess may be best qualified with, "and a bit longer than that".

sreid08
sreid08

Like Most: The fun of learning new technology. The fun of showing users how to do things and seeing the lightbulb finally coming on. Like Least: Cro-Magnum gearheads that still think women don't know as much about technology as men.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

:0 :0 (ducks and covers) ;) ]:)

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

In deference to your thinner and lesser populated corpus callossum, we don't let on to that which you won't understand. :| ]:) etu Ironically appropriate... :^0

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

The only thing I know that's fair is death.

santeewelding
santeewelding

You refer to ill-understood anatomy. By males, anyway.