[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Do you know who Ada Lovelace is?

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 00:02:32 UTC 2014


This emails shows just how naive and out of touch with technology and
history that the White House is. Thought you might enjoy...

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From: Megan Smith, The White House <info at mail.whitehouse.gov>
Date: Sat, Dec 13, 2014, 4:37 AM
Subject: Do you know who Ada Lovelace is?


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A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the U.K. Prime Minister's
residence at 10 Downing Street. During a tour of the residence, we were
shown a painting of an elegantly dressed woman. "Of course, you know Lady
Lovelace," we were told.

Imagine our surprise to learn that we were staring at a portrait of the
woman who is considered to be the world's first programmer. Our group had
never heard of her.

Ada Lovelace's experience remains all too familiar: So many of the
breakthrough contributions of women in science, technology, engineering,
and math (STEM) fields continue to go untold, too often fading into
obscurity.

*Join us in doing something to change that: Listen to women from across the
Obama administration share the untold stories of women who've inspired us.*
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Then add an untold history of your own, and make a commitment to share
these stories in any way you can to help inspire more young women and men
to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Women were central in the early teams building the foundation of modern
programming. They unveiled the structure of DNA. Their work inspired new
environmental movements and led to the discovery of new genes. It's past
time to write their stories permanently into history, so they can stand
side by side with the extraordinary men like them who have used their
technical and innovation skills to bring needed solutions and discoveries
to our world.

*And here's what's worth noting: Telling and sharing these stories will
actively help create more of them in the future.*

Research shows us that a key part of inspiring more young people to pursue
careers in science and technology is simply sharing the stories of role
models like them in these fields who have had a significant impact on our
world.

Stories like that of Rosalind Franklin, whose research was essential for
revealing the structure of DNA. There's Katherine Johnson, who calculated
key flight trajectories during the Space Race. The ENIAC team -- six young
women "Computers" who were the first digital programmers in America. Or
Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who first developed computer languages and
a compiler to translate them into machine code.

*If you don't know those names, it's time to learn: Take a look at our
interactive audio hub -- and then listen, share, add, and commit. *
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You just might inspire the next Ada Lovelace.

Thanks,

Megan

Megan Smith
U.S. Chief Technology Officer
The White House
*@USCTO*
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