the usual suspects here in the sense of
folks in my feed reader. Over the next couple of days I am going to look around more of the posts and pick out a set of favourites, focusing on women I’ve never heard of. In the meantime, here’s the closer to home wrap.
I was profiled in a couple of places: by Jacinta Richardson in Ada Lovelace Day (with several others as described below), by Julie Gibson, the founder of Sydney LinuxChix, in Mary’s Random Curiosity and in one private post.
Here’s profiles pulled from my feeds, hopefully you find something and/or someone new.
- Valerie Aurora felt more confident with kernel hacking just for knowing of Pauline Middelink‘s existence: Ada Lovelace Day: Pauline Middelink.
- Donna Benjamin, like me, couldn’t stop at one entry, recalling three computing teachers in A Tale of Three Margarets – Women in Technology and highlighting three women who do technical and community work in Melbourne in Three Melbourne Women – 3 cheers for Ada Lovelace Day
- Rachel Chalmers doesn’t have room in this margin even for all the women in tech who have directly impacted her own career: women in technology i admire (and, in fact, adore)
- Matthew Garrett noted that he owes a lot to Hanna Wallach in Today is Ada Lovelace day…
- Peter Hardy notes Alice Boxhall’s IT evangelism to girls, and her photography interests: Belated Ada Lovelace day post
- Brianna Laugher learned about community management from Stormy Peters, as she explains in in Ada Lovelace Day: Stormy Peters
- Peter Lieverdink found a news mention of Suzan de Haan worth highlighting, she manages a gas production platform in the North Sea: Ada Lovelace Day; Women in technology
- Damana Madden says Thoughtworks recruiter Suzi Edwards is making a big difference, in Finding Ada
- Terri Oda is grateful to her former tech support boss Sheila Alder, for teaching her to stand her ground: Ada Lovelace Day profile: Sheila C. Alder
- Silvia Pfeiffer ranks Pia Waugh as a giant of open source in Happy Ada Lovelace Day – Pia Waugh
- Evan Prodromou is not such a fan of the Countess of Lovelace herself, but wants to highlight Eve Maler as a woman in technology he admires: Ada Lovelace Day FAIL (see the comments for some historical discussion of Lovelace)
- Jacinta Richardson profiles several Australian technical women in Ada Lovelace Day
- Kirrily Robert notes the only two open source projects in the world she knows which have a large number of developers who are majority female, the Organization for Transformative Works and Dreamwidth, in Ada Lovelace Day: Two ground-breaking open source projects
- Dorothea Salo tells us how Bess Sadler is saving the world with open source in Bess Sadler: library geek
- Noirin Shirley on the several ways Valerie Aurora has impacted her, starting with the Women Don’t Ask book scholarship: Ada Lovelace Day – thank you Valerie!
- Brenda Wallace identified Grace Hopper as her heroine in in Ada Lovelace Day – Grace Hopper and is inspired by Tabitha Roder‘s weekend work on Sugar testing as she explains in Ada lovelace day – Tabitha Roder, heroine.
- Pia Waugh admires the depth of Silvia Pfeiffer’s technical and business smarts: Happy Ada Lovelace Day – Silvia Pfeiffer
- Matt Zimmerman recalls his mother Margie D’Valle’s work prefiguring his own in Ada Lovelace Day
Seen on Free Software planets (undoubtedly incomplete):
- Behdad Esfahbod on Leigh Honeywell: Finding Ada: Leigh Honeywell
- Davyd Madeley on Pia Waugh: finding ada: pia waugh
- Margarita Manterola on Barbara Liskov: Barbara Liskov, mother of Object Oriented Programming, among other things
- Mackenzie Morgan on Valerie Aurora: Ada Lovelace Day heroine: Valerie Aurora
- Miia Ranta on Kathy Sierra and others: ALD09: Better late than never: thanks to @kathysierra
- Paul Wayper on Jane Fountain: Ada Lovelace Day 2009
- James Westby on Sarah Bird: Lady Day
- Kylie Willison on Barbara Liskov: Ada Lovelace Day 09 – Professor Barbara Liskov