Ada Lovelace Day!



As you may know, on friday October 7, we celebrate the Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace is known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine; as such she is sometimes portrayed as the “World’s First Computer Programmer” (thanks Wikipedia !)…

Ada Lovelace

It’s a perfect day to remind everybody that women are able to do computer sciences, to code, to be technical, like men! So it’s a perfect day for WoMoz to claim we love FLOSS like men do.

Delphine and I talked about what we could do on that day. Here’s what we suggest: we booked Paris Office (thank you Tristan Nitot!) to welcome anyone who would like to come and talk about women in FLOSS. In fact, it would be a kind of brainstorming about a lot of things we could do, but some concrete and practical things (for instance: teaching computer sciences to the elderly people).

The aim is that every woman could organize a meeting in her country/city, with everyone on IRC (#womoz), or on Skype!

Finally, we would make a list of all our ideas, and then we will write a blogpost to get everybody’s point of view. And then, we’ll try to organize some tasks for next months.
Of course, the idea is also to gather our experiences, and to give a new impulsion to WoMoz, under the eyes of Ada Lovelace 😉 Oh, and we’ll also gather wine and cheese too 😀

What do you think about it? Are you ready for it?

The meeting could start at 10 AM PST (19h in France, in the Paris Office, 28 Bd Poissonnière, 75009 PARIS, please, tell me if you come!)…

I’m waiting for your opinions!



4 responses

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  2. Perrine wrote on :

    I am an engineer in computer science, I am very interesting to come. Is it required to work in FLOSS? And do I have to register?

  3. clarista wrote on :

    Hello Perrine!
    Of course you can come! And no, you don’t have to register. Just send me an email at: clarista.mozilla at gmail dot com
    See you!

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