Our Founder @ adafruit #ADA11 Ada Lovelace Day!

#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