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Today is Ada Lovelace Day – a pretty amazing woman – she was Byron’s daughter and worked very closely, totally ahead of her time, with Charles Babbage, the grand-daddy of computing. She was an amazing mathematician with great vision and a fabulous wildness about her.
Her story is amazing and inspiring and makes me kind of wish I’d been her.
If you fancy a totally marvellous rollicking read, then I really recommend The Bride of Science by Benjamin Woolley …
If you’re not that bothered then you can still read a bit from the Guardian, here.
Or you can take part at FindingAda by nominating a woman in science/mathematics etc. who has inspired you.
I’m seriously thinking about nominating Lynne@ Lily'sQuilts for her fantabulous Quilt Math series – binding here and sashing here so far …
There’s a load of things happening to celebrate, all over the world. There are some great links there …
In other news, it’s Tuesday and that means a pile of marking heavier than my weekly shop. I know this because I foolishly juggled both on the way home.
How is your inner nerd? Do you embrace it/her?
Or do you register absolute zero on the nerd scale?
(I bet everyone scores something, or you wouldn't be (a) blogging or (b) quilting ... )
Don’t forget to enter my Blogtoberfest giveaway (link below) …
You still have until the end of the month to enter the giveaway for 12 FQs of Blitzen from Basic Grey.
This giveaway will run for the duration of Blogtoberfest – that is, until midnight 31st October UK time - I’ll announce the winner as close to November 1st as I can, to give you plenty of time to make a little something for Christmas.
International entries welcome!