Today is Ada Lovelace Day – a day to celebrate women in technology – women who inspire. Dedicated to Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace who is now understood to have been the first programmer – today is the day to pay tribute to all those women who now inspire us.
To quote the site:
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology.
Even though in the field of webdesign and development women still seem to be in the minority – there are now lots of us. As you know by now – I’m not a writer so I will merely name three here ;)
Molly has been one of the first people I started following online via blogs and articles when I was learning handcoding and looking into webstandards and accessibility. Her drive for a better web for us all and her open nature have taught me a lot and she continues to inspire.
Thank you, Molly x
→ visit molly.com
Pixeldiva Ann McMeekin
I first saw Ann speak at an open lecture on accessibility — and just loved her attitude. Apart from her lovely Scottish accent – which I love anyway – she was speaking in such a direct and to-the-point manner that it really got me on board of the accessibility issues which at the time I was still learning. Often speakers beat around the bush, fuzz issues and leave you with a lot of ‘non-information’ – Ann however goes straight to the point and makes you sit up and listen.
Thank you, Ann x
→ visit pixeldiva.co.uk
Veerle’s gorgeous blog remains one of my favourite sites for inspiration. I love how she gives insight into her workflow and shows us all those neat little tricks to create the perfect visuals. The tutorials and ideas she shares on her site are amazing – and I find this spirit of sharing knowledge one of my favourite aspects of the web.
Thank you, Veerle x
→ visit veerle.duoh.com
On a closing note – I can only say that I feel lucky to be working with my lovely eyedea team — so, of course, I’m also inspired by my group of wonderful and talented girls :)
NOTE: all photos above are embedded here via Flickr and remain © of the original photographer.