Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

October 13 is Ada Lovelace Day! it’s a worldwide day of celebration of women and girls in the STEM fields.

Ada, Countess of Lovelace

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the world’s first computer scientist. Thanks to Sydney Padua for making the distinction in interviews. Padua is the writer of the terrific book The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (go buy it, already!) and the creator of this beautiful illustration to mark this special day.