#ADA11 – Catarina Mota, openMaterials


#ADA11 – Catarina Mota, openMaterials

I’m cofounder of openMaterials (a collective research project dedicated to gathering and sharing data on uses and production methods of materials), of altLab (Lisbon’s hackerspace), of fabriCulture (a project dedicated to promoting open source digital fabrication and maker culture in general), and a member of NYC Resistor.

I’m a phd candidate at FCSH-UNL and a visiting scholar at ITP-NYU. My academic research is funded by a fellowship from the Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal and the UTAustin|Portugal program.

Also helps run the Open Hardware Summit!

About today:

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science.

Who is your heroine?

Do you remember which women have influenced you over the years?

Perhaps your maths teacher, one of your university lecturers, or a colleague?
This Ada Lovelace Day on October 7, share your story about a woman — whether an engineer, a scientist, a technologist or mathematician — who has inspired you to become who you are today. Write a blog post, record a podcast, film a video, draw a comic, or pick any other way to talk about the women who have been guiding lights in your life. Give your heroine the credit she deserves!

Who was Ada? Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programs for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.

If you’re looking to spark the mind of a friend, daughter, sister, cousin, mother, aunt, anyone really — electronics is a wonderful hobby and perhaps a career. We’re doing this sale with the hopes of turning on some minds to science, engineering and curiosity about how things work. We hope you enjoy the sale, the projects and the content we have planned for today.

Today only, if you want to save 10% off on EVERYTHING at Adafruit use the code ADA11 on check out. Code is live for today only, one use per customer. Give a gift of electronics and learning to a special girl in your life.

Filed under: ald — by adafruit, posted October 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm